About Geriatric Physiotherapy
Getting older is often associated with balance and mobility problems that can increase the risk of falling in elders. Fear of falling is one of the most common reasons elders become inactive and as a result of that their strength and function may deteriorate. However, the third age can also be associated with other more complex health related problems that may affect the function and independence of the individual. This is exactly where geriatric physiotherapy can help. Our highly specialist team is incorporating the latest evidence from the literature in the field of geriatric physiotherapy. Every person is different therefore, we assess each patient carefully and discuss their individual needs and expectations so we can create a rehabilitation programme tailored for their needs.
Such programmes often involve balance training, gait re-education, prescription and supervision of evidence informed strengthening, stretching and functional exercise plans which are monitored and progressed accordingly. In cases where the patient is not independent, we offer relative/carer’s education for the appropriate use of mobility and rehabilitation equipment. Geriatric physiotherapy aims in the prevention of falls and promotes the independence and wellbeing of the elder individual by improving their function, mobility and strength.
- Conducting an Assessment
- Establishing Goals
- Working Through The Goals
- Supporting Your Rehabilitation