What is geriatric physical therapy?

Geriatric physical therapy can help seniors regain strength and mobility following illness or injury, prevent falls and help seniors live more independently. Physical therapists can also slow the development of osteoporosis through supervised weight-bearing exercises.

What are the benefits?

Physical therapy is rooted in the principle that movement is medicine, which is especially true as bodies age. Geriatric physical therapy can reduce the need for pain medication, promote better posture, stabilize and strengthen muscles and joints, enhance balance and coordination, and in some cases, help patients avoid surgery.

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