Natural aging and certain health issues can cause pain and lifestyle limitations, but physical therapy has a variety of services that can help.

What is Geriatric Therapy?

Geriatric Physical Therapy

Physical therapy for the geriatric population focuses on optimizing function for the aging adult. As we age, our bodies undergo wear and tear. Although this process is normal, it sometimes leads to pain and disability, causing patients to limit their activity or stop doing what they enjoy. Geriatric physical therapy has been found effective in improving strength, mobility and balance to help the aging individual build confidence in staying active. There are many reasons to consult your doctor about the benefits of physical therapy.

Geriatric Speech Therapy

As we age, normal changes can also occur with speech, language, memory and swallowing. In addition, some diseases such as stroke, Parkinson’s or dementia can also cause disorders related to these tasks.  A speech language pathologist (SLP) can play an important role in addressing these changes whether related to the normal process of aging as well as disorders related to disease.

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