A physical therapist uses a wide variety of approaches to help range of motion, manage pain, decrease the effects of health conditions that limit mobility, recuperate from injuries and ward off possible future damage. So who better to offer advice about how to stay well as you get older?
From diagnosis to treatment, the office of The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center is here for you every step of the way. We use the newest techniques as well as tried-and-true methods to care for conditions that require physical therapy.
Read these words of wisdom.
You can gain strength when you’re older. Engaging in an appropriate exercise program can allow you to improve your physical function and power while in your 60s, 70s and 80s.
Your low back pain may not require medication or surgery. Physical therapy can be just as effective and with a lot less time, money and risk.
Exercise helps your self-sufficiency. Twenty-five percent of older Americans fall at least once a year. But falls aren’t an automatic part of aging. See a physical therapist, who will measure your risk factors, assess underlying medical issues, and draw up a customized exercise and balance training plan that will enable you to stay active and independent.
Getting up and going lessens your risk of diabetes. Almost 30 million people in the U.S. have type 2 diabetes, and even more Americans are in the pre-diabetic stage. A high body mass index (BMI) and a low amount of physical activity make you susceptible to this illness. Get off the couch, consult with your physician and start a consistent, suitable exercise routine.
Your bones, heart and brain want you to engage in physical activity. Your bone strength will improve, your heart health will increase and your brain cells will function better.
Don’t accept that bladder leakage is a part of aging. Escaping urine affects over 13 million women and men. A physical therapist can treat your incontinence.
The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center takes pride in its outstanding service, attention to detail and friendly professionalism. You will receive excellent care and explanations of the best options available to you. Please call us today for an appointment.