Why Seniors May Need Physical Therapy

why-seniors-may-need-physical-therapyAging can cause some impairments to our bodies. Aside from the changes that aging does to the body, chronic conditions and illness also play a role in functional impairment. This is why seniors need physical therapy.

Physical therapy is the treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods. It involves proper evaluation to treat individuals and help them manage their condition, prevent future injuries and health issues, and stay as functional as they can be daily. For some seniors, driving to a facility to receive physical therapy can be very challenging and risky. Thus, physical therapy has now been a part of a home health service administered by home health care agencies.

Physical therapy benefits seniors by treating chronic pain. A lot of seniors experience daily pain from conditions such as osteoporosis and arthritis. With physical therapy, symptoms of these health issues are managed and reduced while joint and bone strength are preserved. Physical therapy also reduces the risk of falls in seniors. It teaches seniors to maintain their stability and balance. It may also lessen one’s dependence on prescription drugs as it is known to be as effective in reducing and managing pain. Finally, as in our home health care in Victorville, California, physical therapy aims to help seniors regain their independence and live healthy lifestyles.

If you need physical therapy, don’t hesitate to call Imperial Home Health today. We also provide other services for home care in California.

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