80 is the new 60!
Updated: Dec 14, 2022
Benefits of Physiotherapy for Seniors
Seniors are working, socializing, and staying active longer than ever before. Active ageing is no longer a saying but has become a way of life. At Advanced Physiotherapy, we strive to support seniors' health, independence, and well-being. We are experts in mobility and exercise.
What are the benefits of physiotherapy for seniors?
Physiotherapy can help improve strength, balance, and overall motor function. The benefits of physiotherapy for seniors is well understood and include:
Strength Building and Stabilization
Let’s discuss fall prevention. Physiotherapy helps seniors, and the majority of our clients, build strength and stability. Fear of falling is a major reason why older adults stop exercising. Physiotherapy can help to increase strength in a controlled environment, enpowering our clients to enjoy an active lifestyle without the fear of slipping or falling.
Pre and Post-Surgery
With pre and post-surgical physiotherapy, patients can decrease the amount of time that they are uncomfortable and incapacitated. Physiotherapy before surgery helps to ensure that the body is prepared for the procedure. Circulation is stimulated and the cells and tissues receive the nutrients and oxygen that they require. Post-surgery, when the patient is recovering, physiotherapy can help you to slowly increase activity and regain strength.
Treatment of Pain
Neck and back pain, common ailments as we age, are often the result of poor circulation, stiffness, and insufficient physical activity. Because physiotherapy is safe and controlled, it can be an effective tool for seniors to increase their physical activity and improve circulation. Consequently, pain is often reduced and clients experience increased comfort and energy.
Physiotherapy for Arthritis
Arthritis in the knees, hips, and other joints can be extremely painful. The more pain a patient experiences, the less likely they are to move and exercise, which only compounds the problem. Most people with arthritis will benefit from physiotherapy treatment sessions. Because arthritis affects everyone differently our physiotherapy session will be tailored to meet your individual needs based on your degree of pain, the amount of swelling and discomfort you are experiencing in your joints as well as the strength, flexibility, and range of motion we note in both your healthy and arthritic joints.
Remember, you are never too old or too young at heart to improve your physical and mental well-being. Our Advanced Physiotherapy team is here to support your movement goals. Ask us if physiotherapy is right for you.