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Geriatric Physical Therapy

Geriatric doctors and patientAging adults have unique health care needs. Physical and Occupational Therapists who specialize in geriatric care can meet the individual needs of older adults. As our bodies age, we lose strength, muscle mass, bone density and balance reactions. Physical therapy can play an important role in lowering your risk for falling as you age, and in preserving your independence. Exercise is a powerful tool that can slow and even reverse these naturally-occurring effects of aging. Physical and Occupational Therapists provide specific treatment recommendations with the aim of staying healthy and active.

Acute illness and chronic diseases are more common in older adults. Periods of inactivity for any reason can result in deconditioning and loss of mobility. As health care professionals, physical therapists are skilled in working with people affected by these challenges. We are part of your health care team. Whether you have never exercised before or are a seasoned athlete, a Physical Therapist can help you feel and move better.

Services include:

  • Customized treatment programs to improve the ability to perform daily activities
  • Fall risk assessments
  • Adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training
  • Guidance to family members and caregivers
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