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Geriatric Physiotherapy

Geriatric Physiotherapy

Geriatric Physiotherapy focuses on older adults, covering a wide range of issues concerning people as they go through life.

Common Conditions that may be treated are:

  • Arthritis
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Stroke
  • Risk and prevention of falls
  • Fractures
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Rehabilitation following hip & knee replacements

How can geriatric physiotherapy help?

Geriatric Physiotherapy helps those affected with such problems by developing a specialised program that can:

  • Reduce pain
  • Improve sensation, joint proprioception
  • Suggest assistive devices to promote independence
  • Restore, increase or maintain physical strength, flexibility coordination balance, and endurance
  • Teach transfers, positioning and gait re-education

Prevention of Falls

Falls are frequently common among the elderly due to the frequency of falls increasing with age and frailty levels.  Falls occur as a result of a complex interaction with risk factors such as dizziness, extrinsic factors or by physiological conditions.

What evidence shows

  • Exercise programmes for improving strength and balance can reduce the risk of falls as much as 54%
  • It is possible to improve muscle strength and balance irrespective of age.