The elderly have diseases and disorders in greater numbers than any other age group.
Their care is difficult, but rewarding.
The types of problems faced in geriatric physiotherapy are grouped into three different categories.
One category is the problems that happen because the patient simply does not use their limbs or does not exercise. These problems can be addressed by reconditioning through range-of-motion exercises and other exercises.
Another category geriatric rehabilitation deals with is cardiovascular disease, like heart disease and stroke. The physiotherapy professional has an array of tools at her disposal to work with these conditions. Exercise, electrical stimulation, and more can be used.
The third category is skeletal problems. Geriatric rehabilitation helps people who have these disorders, such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. These problems require special attention as osteoporosis makes patients frailer, and osteoarthritis is very painful.
Geriatric rehabilitation programme focuses on the concerns the physical disabilities of the senior citizens. The process of ageing is often complicated by several physical conditions and disorders like arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, hip and joint replacement, balance disorders, incontinence and so on. The programme helps those affected by such problems and many others which may be directly or indirectly related to old age. We have developed a specialized programme to help restore mobility, reduce pain, and increase fitness levels of the patients who, like all of us, deserve a dignified and independent life.
Much of the work of Geriatric rehabilitation programme is not aimed at returning patients to their earlier states of health. The most important goals are to be able to function at their best abilities. Doing everyday tasks and living an unconfined life are valuable assets.
Another role of Geriatric rehabilitation programme is to help with rehabilitation after knee or hip replacement surgeries. People who have these operations are likely to walk differently. It affects their abilities to do daily chores, and their quality of life. Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Center Services' Geriatric rehabilitation programme, unlike other fields of physiotherapy, does not aim at making patients perform better than they used to before. For elderly patients, the main focus is on allowing them to perform basic functions and daily activities without having to rely on others' assistance. It allows them to live an independent life.