PHYSIOTHERAPY IN THE ELDERLY
Physiotherapy in the elderly brings more benefits than we think, and not only when you have a specific pain, but when your physical condition according to your age is still good. o, a physiotherapist can always help, not only to overcome disorders, but also to prevent injuries, rehabilitate, improve mobility and increase strength, resistance and agility.
How can we help?
It is in the case of the elderly when physiotherapy becomes vitally important, due, above all, to the wear and tear on the body produced by the years.
With constant and appropriate therapy for each patient, the elderly will be able to considerably improve their mobility or at least, in degenerative diseases such as arthritis, slow it down, strengthen their muscle mass and be more agile to avoid falls, which can be disastrous in the older.
A good exercise program for the elderly directed by a professional will provide many advances in them, visible to their own eyes, in a short period of time.
In addition, your confidence will also be strengthened, since you will look more independent.
Generally, the elderly who suffer from these mobility problems are caused by problems in the bones or nerves, spine and herniated discs. All this, if not treated, causes a true dependency, that is, constant help for daily tasks, such as cleaning, dressing…
Geriatric physical therapy exercises can help more than we think. In this sense, the movement of joints is favored and it prevents the deterioration of tissues and muscles. If we also help the person to correct their bad posture this will elevate a lot of the problems and they will feel much better.
In some cases, it is possible to get the person to abandon the canes or walker, and even the wheelchair.
Physiotherapy in the elderly brings with it many benefits for health, not only physically, but also psychologically, while performing a playful activity that distracts the mind and entertains.