Geriatric rehabilitation involves helping the elderly population with improving their strength, cardiovascular endurance, functional mobility and balance to help them maintain their independence through movement.
Exercises: From simple walking and cycling to resistance training, the benefits are plentiful. It helps with increased deposition of glycosaminoglycans to make the joint cartilage strong, improved posture for better respiration and oxygen transport, improved heart health, decrease in cerebrovascular diseases and improvements with cognitive functioning and confidence levels.
Balance re-training: The fear of falling, to non-injurious falls to injurious falls all can be pretty stressful. Also, death resulting from falling has been pretty high as has been the cost of medical intervention. How about the burden of care?
May be it is time for preventive intervention. Why not try physical therapy?
Post-op care: There has been an exponential increase, about 150-200% rise in joint replacements. If you had a knee or hip replacement and would like to get moving better and efficiently, we are here to help. Better yet, consider physical therapy care first. You may be surprised.
What does your physical therapist do?
First things first. As a physical therapist I want to ensure that you feel at home when you walk in through my doors. Your trust is important for the success of the physical therapy program tailored to your needs. Eventually I would like to maintain a good therapeutic alliance to ensure future service, if need be. Here is the typical approach:
- Listen to you carefully to find out what exactly is impacting your present condition.
- Provide comprehensive assessment using a biopsychosocial approach- physical, psychological and social/vocational components.
- Arrive at a hypothetical diagnosis and formulate a treatment plan based on the physician’s recommendation, if any.
- Provide treatment in a safe and effective manner utilizing hands-on approach/manual therapy, exercises and movement re-education. I may use E-stim and therapeutic ultrasound as an adjunct to facilitate the healing process.
- Communicate with your physician about the present progress and any changes in your condition.
- Ultimately the goal is to optimize movement, recover function and enhance performance to help you return safely to what you like doing.
Victor Physical Therapy
8523 Madison Ave, Suite D
Indianapolis, IN 46227
Clinic Hours[Flexible Upon Request]
Monday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM