Physical Therapy Helps Adults Move & Feel Better

-Article shared from HTS Monthly Newsletter, September 2023

 

As people grow older, the desire to move comfortably and live independently remains important. Physical therapy offers a specialized solution to help older adults move better, stay active, and enjoy a fulfilling life.

 

Here Are Some Ways Physical Therapy Can Help

Enhance Mobility: The core of physical therapy lies in maximizing movement and functionality to help adults move around safely and perform everyday tasks with ease.

Alleviate Pain: Many conditions can lead to discomfort and pain. Physical therapists provide techniques to help ease pain and enhance quality of life.

Restore Balance: Improved balance and coordination reduces the risk of falls and allows adults to move safely at home and in their communities.

Improve Joint Health: With specialized exercises, physical therapists manage joint pain and improve joint flexibility for better movement. Gentle stretching and mobilization techniques can help increase flexibility and prevent stiffness.

Increase Strength: As people age, maintaining muscle strength becomes vital for performing daily activities independently. Also, strong muscles are essential for maintaining balance and stability.

Talk with your doctor to find out how physical therapy can benefit you!

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