Home physiotherapy helps to optimize strength and balance to maximize living independence and manage disorders associated with aging.
Everybody undergoes physiological changes with age, which can affect daily function and seniors’ health. A physiotherapist can help seniors stay at home independently, prevent falls, and slow functional decline.
Treatment emphasizes joint mobilization, patient education, muscle strengthening, balance training, and home exercises. Physiotherapy intervention typically involves strength and balance exercises, manual therapy, stretching, equipment prescription, activity modifications, and home safety education.
Some common seniors’ health conditions that can be treated include:
- Decreased independence
- Dizziness and vertigo
- Falls prevention
- Cardiac rehab
- Cancer rehab
- Chronic pain