Geriatric Physiotherapy

With increased age, patients often face many physical and emotional changes that can affect level of function and well-being. Geriatric physiotherapy will help overcome every level of physical ability to improve their balance and strength, build their confidence, and remain active. In Geriatric rehabilitation we use treatments such as modalities, exercises, educational information, and screening programs to accomplish a number of goals with the person they are working with, such as:
  • Reduce pain
  • Improve sensation, joint proprioception
  • Increase overall fitness through exercise programs
  • Suggest assistive devices to promote independence
  • Recommend adaptations to make the person’s home accessible and safe
  • Prevent further decline in functional abilities through education, energy conservation techniques and joint protection
  • Increase, restore or maintain range of motion, physical strength, flexibility, coordination, balance and endurance
  • each positioning, transfers, and walking skills to promote maximum function and independence within the person’s capability