Geriatric Physical Therapy
Western Berks Physical Therapy is dedicated to the understanding and treatment of disorders frequently seen in the senior population. We offer highly skilled, caring clinicians and a variety of effective geriatric physical therapy services.
Geriatric Physical Therapy Services:
- Arthritis treatment and prevention
- Auto-immune disorder treatment
- Chronic deconditioning related to sedentary lifestyle
- Degenerative spinal conditions and spinal stenosis
- Disease syndrome management for Parkinsons Disease, Diabetic Neuropathy, Stroke and more.
- Frequent falls or fear of falling
- Gait and balance training
- Joint replacement rehabilitation for knees, hips and shoulders
- Osteoporosis treatment and prevention
- Stress fracture management
How Can Physical Therapy Help Senior Patients?
When seniors are recovering from an illness, injury or surgery, taking part in a rehabilitation program is vital to restoring functionality, reducing pain and improving quality of life. The goal of therapy is to alleviate pain and return to mobility. Our therapists know how to work with older adults so that exercise can be done in a safe and effective manner. Our clinic is affiliated with the Geriatric Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) which provides ongoing training and support for our treatment team. The length and intensity of treatments are tailored to each patient’s needs and capacities to allow “progress at their own pace”.
Physical Therapy Benefits for Seniors:
- Reduce the risk of a fall. Falls are the leading cause of accidents among seniors and often result in a bone fractures and other injuries. A physical therapist can teach seniors techniques to prevent a fall.
- Lower your risk of injury. Physical therapy helps seniors learn how to maintain their stability as it relates to gravity when they’re mobile. This awareness helps reduce the risk of injuries and re-injury.
- Decrease pain from chronic conditions. Physical therapy can help alleviate discomfort from conditions like arthritis or osteoporosis and offset any future symptoms.
- Lessen the need for prescription drugs. Seniors are often on a wide variety of prescription drugs to help manage their chronic pain. However, a physical therapy regimen could help reduce the need for medications, and could be a more cost-effective form of treatment.
- Maintain an independent lifestyle. The quicker seniors are able to recover from an illness or injury and manage their pain allows them to lead an active, independent lifestyle for a longer period of time.
Contact our facility today and find out how our physical therapy services can help you recover. We proudly serve residents in Robesonia, Wyomissing, Laureldale and the surrounding areas.