As we age, our bodies undergo natural changes that can lead to a wide range of physical issues, such as reduced flexibility, decreased balance, and chronic pain. This is where geriatric physiotherapists come in! "What is Geriatric physiotherapy?" - Well they specialize in helping older adults maintain their physical function and mobility, and can play a crucial role in promoting healthy aging.
What Geriatric Physiotherapists Do
Geriatric physiotherapy is a specialized branch of physical therapy that focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of physical issues related to aging. Geriatric physiotherapists work with older adults to help them maintain or regain their physical abilities, improve their quality of life, and prevent or manage chronic conditions.
One of the primary goals of geriatric physiotherapy is to help seniors maintain their independence and quality of life. This can involve a wide range of techniques, including exercises to improve balance and prevent falls, stretches and other techniques to reduce stiffness and pain, and manual therapy to improve joint mobility and reduce muscle tension.
Geriatric physiotherapists can also play an important role in managing chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis, Parkinson's disease, and stroke. Through a combination of exercise therapy, manual therapy, and education on lifestyle modifications, geriatric physiotherapists can help patients manage their symptoms, improve their overall health and wellness, and maintain their independence and mobility.
Why Choose Absolute Health & Wellness
At Absolute Health & Wellness, our geriatric physiotherapy services are designed to provide the best possible care to older adults. Our physiotherapists have additional certifications and training in geriatric physiotherapy, which means that they are highly experienced in working with older adults and can provide the best possible care.
Our treatments are always one on one, with the same physiotherapist each time, in private rooms, which means that patients can feel comfortable and confident during their therapy sessions. We also have an in-house exercise facility that is specifically designed for older adults, with equipment and technology that is tailored to their unique needs.
If you're looking to improve your physical function and mobility, manage a chronic condition, or simply maintain your independence and quality of life as you age, we encourage you to book an appointment with one of our geriatric physiotherapists at Absolute Health & Wellness. Our team of experienced physiotherapists will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your unique needs and goals, helping you to live life to the fullest as you age.
In conclusion, geriatric physiotherapy is an important specialty that can help older adults maintain their physical function and mobility, prevent or manage chronic conditions, and improve their overall quality of life. At Absolute Health & Wellness, our geriatric physiotherapy services are designed to provide the best possible care to older adults, with highly trained and experienced physiotherapists, one-on-one treatment sessions, and a specialized exercise facility. If you're looking to improve your physical health and wellness as you age, we encourage you to book an appointment with one of our geriatric physiotherapists today.
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About the Author - Dr. Johann de Chickera
Dr. Johann is a fully licensed Naturopathic Doctor. His approach emphasizes the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and improving one’s health naturally. Dr. Johann obtained a Doctor of Naturopathy at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). Education at CCNM is a vigorous four years, with a curriculum involving biomedical sciences, physical diagnosis, clinical nutrition, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, botanical (herbal) medicine, physical medicine, homeopathy and lifestyle management.
While Dr. Johann has a general practice, he focuses on fertility, hormonal imbalances, gut health, and autoimmune disease.
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