As you grow older, your joints and bones age too. This could cause you to lose strength, stability, and movement. However, physical therapy can slow that process and keep our bodies in motion.
Physical therapy can help older adults maintain and reestablish their independence, especially those who are managing long-term illnesses.
Falls are the most common reason why most aging adults require physical therapy treatment. Physical therapy improves functions you tend to lose as you grow older, such as flexibility, strength, balance, and mobility. Customized physical therapy programs ensure older adults can address specific and personal areas of concern while also increasing levels of function and preventing future injuries.
So, why should aging adults seek physical therapy treatment?
- Reduce & Eliminate Pain
Therapeutic exercises and manual therapy delivered through a custom regimen helps to restore joint and muscle function.
- Improve Mobility
Stretching and strengthening exercises will improve standing, walking, and moving ability.
- Improve Balance
Reduce the risk of hurtful falls through a custom exercise regimen to safely and carefully increase your balance to improve coordination.
- Manage Medical Issues
Address pain and discomfort from illnesses such as arthritis and osteoporosis.
Understanding the benefits of physical therapy is important to removing discomfort about making your first appointment; however, it is beneficial to know what to expect when you arrive at our office.
Our team of physical therapy professionals begins your appointment with a consultation and evaluation so we can fully understand your current condition and health history. After we have discussed those, we will create a custom treatment plan based on your level of function, the amount of pain you feel, your strength, and your lifestyle.
Whatever your condition may be, we guarantee your experience at Albany Chiropractic & Physical Therapy will be positive! We pride ourselves on providing you with the highest-quality treatment. Contact us today to schedule your physical therapy consultation.
Content from this blog post came from ASC Care.