Geriatric physical therapy covers a wide range of problems related to the elderly. There are many conditions that affect people as they grow older and include but are not limited to the following: arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, changes in the limbs and joints, inability to balance, etc. Geriatric Physicians specialize in providing such treatment. conditions and diseases.
Physiotherapists play an important role in enabling older people to use a wide range of physical activity systems to improve mobility and independence. Physiotherapists can make a difference by helping older people to relax and ease their pain. The types of problems facing geriatric physiotherapy are organized into three different categories.
Another stage is complications because the patient simply does not use the organs or does not exercise. These problems can be solved by remodeling using a range of exercise movements and other exercises.
Another category of geriatric physiotherapy that deals with cardiovascular disease, such as heart disease and stroke. A physiotherapy specialist has many tools available to deal with these conditions. Exercise, aqua therapy, electrical stimulation, and more can be used.
The third stage is bone problems. Geriatric physiotherapy helps people with these problems, such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. These problems require special attention as osteoporosis weakens patients, and osteoarthritis is more severe.
HOW DOES THIS WORK?
The procedure is performed with the help of a qualified specialist, a physiotherapist. The physiotherapist will teach and apply international exercises and practical techniques to the elderly so that the patient can acquire new body movements and improve physical and mental balance. Currently, geriatric physiotherapy can be used in three different ways: through hydrotherapy, mechanotherapy and kinesiotherapy (biomechanical movement). The elderly are treated like everyone else in the sense that there is an initial stage of treatment that will be medical or surgical, after which you will usually be referred to a physiotherapist who will do his or her own tests to find out how they intend to treat you. Their rehabilitation program will vary greatly, depending on, for example, the condition itself, the patient and his or her mood, his or her home and family status, and his or her previous family history. For patients with mobility problems, dementia, or a history of falls, a physiotherapist is essential in assessing the condition at home.
The goal of your therapist here is not to force what he or she thinks is right for you, but rather to make changes that you are comfortable and happy with to allow you to be as independent and secure as possible. While revitalizing mobility, the physio will use traditional tools such as bodybuilding and hydrotherapy in the context of child care. For example, since falls are a major problem for the elderly, emphasis is placed on postural balance and development to reduce the risk of further falls, each with the risk of serious injury. Hydrotherapy is also an important tool in rehabilitating older people as underwater exercise removes unnecessary stress from injured joints.
CONDITIONS OF TREATMENT?
Geriatric conditions often include musculoskeletal disorders, mental illness, incontinence, and impaired sensation, balance problems, chronic pain, and inability to sleep. Physiotherapy has been very successful in resolving or controlling each of these diseases. Here is what physiotherapy offers in the field of geriatrics. What conditions are treated by Geriatric Physiotherapists?
1) Joint pain
The joints connect bones to your body, carry weight, and provide support during movement. Often, joint pain is caused by injury, inflammation of the mucous membranes, hemarthrosis, arthritis, sexually transmitted diseases, and gout. If joint pain is left untreated for a long time, it can limit mobility and lead to weakness or instability in performing normal activities.
Geriatric physiotherapy is the best treatment available to help reduce joint pain and improve joint stability.
2) General Weaknesses
A common weakness is one of the most common problems that almost everyone experiences after a certain age. One of the attributes of this is the degenerative changes that come with growth leading to weak muscles, strong joints etc. This is exacerbated by the presence of other chronic conditions such as emotional problems, endocrine disorders and musculoskeletal disorders.
Some of the most common causes of common weakness are fever, thyroid disease, anemia, and depression, insomnia, undiagnosed diabetes, heart failure and side effects of medication. Geriatric physiotherapy helps to restore body strength and stability, thereby improving the quality of life of patients.
3) Postural Instability
Postural instability is a condition of inability to maintain a specific position. In other words, imbalances and loss of righting reflexes are required to maintain a precise position. Geriatric physiotherapy such as exercise can improve postural instability and help patients return to their normal state.
4) Balance of Balance
Balance deficit in the elderly is a loss of normal muscle and bone function. It is usually caused by arthritis and orthostatic hypotension. Other causes of balance include numbness in the feet and legs, eye problems, circulatory problems and overdose. Geriatric physiotherapy treatment includes exercise to help improve muscle and bone function.
WHO WILL BENEFIT?
Geriatric physical therapy is a proven way for older adults to improve mobility, build strength, increase confidence in their physical abilities, and yet, stay active for many years. However, some of the work of geriatric physiotherapy is not intended to restore patients to their former health status. The most important goal is for them to be able to work with their best skills. Doing daily activities and living an unrestricted life is an important asset. At the same time, geriatric physiotherapy can have a profound effect on a person's ability to enjoy physical activity. Golf is a profession that many adults enjoy. It can be a very dangerous game for adults if they are not in a position to play. It has many health benefits, too.
Geriatric physiotherapy can focus on physical training to get an adult fit to play sports such as golf. This strengthens them in many ways. The fact that it allows them to play golf will make them healthier, physically and mentally. Since depression is a growing problem for the elderly, any help available to them in this area is needed. Another role of geriatric physiotherapy is to help with recovery after knee surgery or hip replacement. People who have undergone this surgery may be able to walk in different ways. It affects their ability to perform daily tasks, as well as their quality of life.
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