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.
The two most important areas that your physiotherapists would address are limitations in balance/mobility and pain.
Your physiotherapist will use different modalities such as manual techniques and acupuncture 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.
Your physiotherapist will prescribe a home exercise program as well.