Geriatric Physical Therapy

Geriatric physical therapy covers a broad area of concerns regarding people as they continue the process of aging, although it commonly focuses on older adults The goal of geriatric physical therapy is to help restore and improve functionality, reduce pain, and increase mobility for better strength, balance, and quality of life. Falls are the major reason seniors require treatment, although care can range from sport related treatment to post op joint replacement. Strength and flexibility training can help alleviate symptoms of arthritis and improve functional outcome and independence.