What is Geriatric Rehab?
Covers a wide area of problems concerning the elderly. There are many conditions that affect people as they grow old. which includes: •
- Hip replacement
- Knee replacement
- Balance disorder
- Alzheimer’s disease
Whom does this help?
Physiotherapist plays important role in enabling older people to use a number of body-systems to enhance mobility and independence. Sadly in some situations, neither improvement nor even maintenance of functional mobility can be achieved. In those cases, physiotherapists can make a difference by helping older people to be comfortable and pain-free.
Physiotherapist have worked to understand the problem of aging.
Problems in aging include:
- One category of problem is the patient simply does not use their limbs or doesn’t exercise and this problem can be addressed by conditioning through a range of motion and other exercises.
- Another category geriatric physiotherapy deals with cardiovascular diseases, like heart disease and stroke, and can be addressed by exercise, aqua therapy, electrical stimulation, and many more can be used.
- The third category is a skeletal problem such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. This problem requires special attention as osteoporosis makes the patient frailer, and osteoarthritis is very painful.
A geriatric physiotherapist is responsible for preventing many falls because they work with balance and gait. geriatric physiotherapy is a proven means for older adults to improve mobility and balance, built strength, boost confidence in their physical abilities, and remain active over years.