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Geriatric Rehab

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: •

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Balance disorder
  • Incontinence
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cancer

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.

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