Geriatric Physical Therapy

Geriatric physical therapy covers a wide range of problems related to elderly patients. Many conditions affect people as they grow older and include but are not limited to the following: osteoporosis, arthritis Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, changes in the limbs and joints, inability to balance, etc. Geriatric Physicians specialize in providing such treatment for conditions and diseases. Geriatric Physiotherapist in Gurgaon have an important role in enabling elderly people to use a wide range of physical activity systems to improve mobility, and independence and help older people to relax and ease their pain.

Geriatric physical therapy

Geriatric Physiotherapist in Gurgaon- Types of problems faced in geriatric physiotherapy are categorized into three different categories.

  1. The first stage is complications because the patient simply does not use the organs and body parts or does not exercise at all. These problems can be solved by remodelling using a range of exercises.
  2. Another category of geriatric physiotherapy deals with cardiovascular diseases, such as stroke and heart disease. A physiotherapist t has many tools available to deal with these types of conditions. Electrical stimulation, exercise, aqua therapy, and more can be used in this case.
  3. The third stage is bone problems. Geriatric physiotherapy helps elderly people with the problems like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis which require special attention as it weakens patients, and osteoarthritis is much more severe.

Elderly patients can book an appointment for a Geriatric Physiotherapist in Gurgaon at home by calling us at 9582741750/9467741374 or dropping a Whatsapp message.

Conditions Treated  

Geriatric conditions often include musculoskeletal disorders, mental illness, incontinence, impaired sensation, balance problems, chronic pain, and insomnia. Physiotherapy is extremely successful in treating or controlling each of these diseases.

Physiotherapy offers the following in the field of geriatrics by Geriatric Physiotherapist in Gurgaon.

1) Joint Pain                                  

Joints in the body connect bones inside the body, bear weight, and provide support and strength during movements. Joint pain is usually caused by injuries, inflammation of the lining of the joints, arthritis, hemarthrosis, STDs, and gout. If the joint pain is left untreated for quite a long time, it can restrict mobility and lead to weakness or instability to perform normal day-to-day activities. Geriatric physiotherapy is the best to help reduce joint pain and improve the stability of the joints.

2) Generalized Weakness

Generalized weakness is one of the most common issues that almost every individual faces post a certain age. One of the attributes of this is degenerative changes that come with age resulting in poor muscle tone, stiff joints, etc. This is further worsened by the presence of other chronic conditions such as neurological issues, endocrine problems, and musculoskeletal issues. Some of the general causes of generalized weakness are flu, depression, thyroid disease, anemia, lack of sleep, congestive heart failure, undiagnosed diabetes, and medication side effects. It helps in bringing back physical strength and stability in older people, thereby improving patients’ quality of life.

3) Postural Instability                                     

Postural instability is a condition of the inability to maintain an upright position. It is the imbalance and loss of righting reflexes required to maintain an upright position. Balance exercises can improve postural instability and help patients revert to their normal state.

4) Balance Impairment

Loss of normal functioning of muscles and bones in the elderly is called Balance impairment. It is commonly caused due to arthritis and orthostatic hypotension in patients. Other factors causing balance impairment include numbness in the feet and legs, eye problems, blood circulation problems, and intake of multiple medicines. Geriatric physiotherapy treatment includes balance exercises to help improve the functioning of muscles & bones. Geriatric physical therapy is a proven technique for older adults to improve mobility and balance, strengthen, and boost confidence in their physical abilities.