Old age / Elderly's Physiotherapy
Physiotherapists are prepared to treat a variety of conditions that affect the older population.
Geriatric physiotherapy uses a wide range of skills to accommodate the unique issues of aging. These issues include multiple medical diagnoses, social and emotional needs, mobility and balance impairments and challenges in independent living.
Two of the most important areas that physiotherapy would address are limitations in balance/mobility and pain. The physiotherapist can use different modalities, acupuncture, or manual techniques to help control pain. Mobility and balance can be restored through exercises to strengthen muscles, balance training to ease transfers and walking, and recommendations of assistive devices such as walkers and canes.