Geriatric Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
The aging process is inevitable, but it doesn't have to be a painful experience. As we age, our bodies undergo wear and tear. Although this process is inevitable, it sometimes leads to pain and disability, causing patients to limit their activity or all together stop doing what they enjoy. Geriatric physical therapy has been found effective in improving strength, mobility and balance to help an aging individual build confidence in staying active. There are many reasons to consult your physical therapist about the benefits of physical therapy. Treatment will focus on a patient’s specific goals. Research shows that individual treatment programs at any age can help restore mobility, reduce pain, increase strength and improve fitness levels of an older adult.
WHY GERIATRIC REHAB AT POSTURE CLINIC
We are a physical therapy practice specialising in geriatric rehabilitation. Our goal is to help our patients stay active and independent as they age by offering services that focus on restoring mobility and improving strength, balance, and flexibility. We understand that getting older can be difficult, but it doesn't have to be painful! Our team of highly qualified physical therapists is here to help you achieve your goals. Why do you need assisted living when you can be independent? We offer: -Physical therapy treatment programs tailored to your needs and goals -A team of dedicated professionals who will work with you every step of the way -With physical activity, geriatric physical therapists can help older people with musculoskeletal physiotherapy. We know that staying active and independent is important to you—and us! Let us help you maintain your independence by keeping your body strong, flexible, and agile through our effective treatments. Every body is different.
THE CONDITIONS BEING TREATED AT POSTURE CLINIC
Geriatric Physical Therapy treats a wide variety of conditions: spondylitis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteopenia, osteoporosis; cancer-related complications; joint replacement and other orthopaedic surgeries; neurologic disorders like stroke, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, vestibular and balance disorders; overweight and obesity; fall risk and gait training; general weakness and loss of function.
Here are some of the other treatments beings provided for this age segment by Posture Clinic:
BODY ANALYSIS: To determine the cause of pain or discomfort and treat accordingly
HAND THERAPY: For weak grip strength or arthritis in the hands
MANUAL THERAPY: These techniques reduce pain and improve mobility in joints affected by osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis
PELVIC FLOOR REHABILITATION (PFMT): Your therapist will teach you how to correctly contract and relax your pelvic floor muscles. This will help strengthen these muscles so they can support your bladder, uterus, rectum, and other internal organs. If you have pelvic floor problems due to childbirth or surgery, you may be able to avoid surgery by doing PFMT before it's too late.
REHAB FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (MS): People with MS have to take care of their bodies and keep them in good shape. This includes doing exercises that will help improve muscle strength and cardiovascular endurance, such as walking and stretching. These activities should be done regularly to improve flexibility and prevent injuries from happening during exercise sessions or daily activities like walking around outside or working at home on projects or cooking in the kitchen.
TMJ REHABILITATION: TMJ rehabilitation exercises are designed to help improve muscle tone around your jaw joint so that it can move more easily and without pain. They also help you strengthen the muscles in your neck and face so that they are better able to support the head during movement. The exercises do not require any equipment, just some time and dedication.
VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION: These exercises are a series of movements that help to retrain your eyes and brain to work together again. They are often used as part of a recovery process after some kind of trauma, but they can also be helpful if you have experienced symptoms like dizziness or vertigo for any reason.
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: This therapy focuses on the relationship between weight and physical activity. It helps you understand how your body works, including its relationship to food, exercise, and other factors that affect your metabolism. This can help you create a healthy lifestyle that will keep your body functioning at its best and keep you from gaining weight again. Physical therapy is an important part of geriatric care, and we've seen firsthand how it can improve your quality of life. Our physical therapists have years of experience treating geriatric patients and are trained to provide personalised care that's right for you. We also offer exercise programs that will help you stay active, healthy, and independent as you age.
Are You Suffering From...
- Chronic pain
- Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Osteopenia and osteoporosis
- Cancer-related complications
- Joint replacement and other orthopaedic surgeries
- Neurologic disorders; Stroke, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Vestibular and Balance disorders
- Overweight and obesity
- Fall risk and gait training
- Generalised weakness and loss of function
This Program Benefits People Who Require:
- Body Analysis
- Hand Therapy
- Manual Therapy
- McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy
- Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
- Rehabilitation for Multiple Sclerosis
- TMJ Rehab
- Vestibular Rehabilitation
- Weight Management
Goals Of Geriatric Physiotherapy
- Fall prevention
- Balance and equilibrium against gravity
- Prevention of ailments, such as arthritis and hunchback
- Improve Fitness
- Restore Mobility
- Increase Strength
- Reduce Pain
TYPES OF PHYSIOTHERAPY TREATMENTS
Our mission is to help our clients achieve their optimal health by providing them with preventative exercises and physical strengthening treatments that will keep them moving towards their goals. We want to help you live a better life.
Pediatric Physical Therapy
Pediatric physical therapy is a great way to help your child grow into the best version of themselves. It's also a way to help them get through the physical challenges that are associated with growing up so quickly. This can be anything from hip dysplasia to flat feet, but it can also be about helping your child develop a strong sense of self and overcome the obstacles they're facing in a healthy way.
Neurological Physical Therapy
The effects of neurological problems on muscles and movement can be smoothed off and made much more manageable. The conditions we provide care for include spinal cord injuries, strokes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, brain injuries and cerebral palsy, among others.
Vestibular rehabilitation focuses on helping you overcome problems of the inner ear which can destroy your balance and be seriously debilitating. Our physiotherapists can help you to teach your body to have better balance and use its muscles to be steadier and sturdier.
You've suffered an injury that has left you unable to use certain muscles. If this is the case, don't worry—we can help. Our physical therapy programs are designed to help you recover muscle strength, so you can return to your normal routines as quickly as possible.