Physiotherapist’s on our team are highly educated in helping treat elderly populations. Naturally, as we age there is a slow decline in tissue repair and growth, however scientific studies have shown us there are ways to combat this. Many elderly people will complain of chronic pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, muscle loss/weakness, nerve or neuropathic pain, balance issues or fracturing a bone after a fall. For certain conditions there is no “cure” or way to bring back the body as it was in its youth, although with your physiotherapist’s help we can teach you ways how to stop your condition from getting worse, provide pain relief, improve your balance and confidence when walking or prescribe walking aids to make it safer for you to prevent falls.
Physiotherapists can prescribe very simple, yet very effective tailored exercises that can strengthen your muscles that are weak, stretches for muscles that are tight and assist in improving your posture to reduce pressure and painful loads on muscles and joints that are arthritic or degenerative.
There is no one size fits all exercise program as we believe each body is biologically unique in its design. If you, a loved one, friend, neighbour or someone you care for suffers from any of the above conditions please contact our team to discuss your concerns. If it sounds like an issue our physiotherapists or exercise physiologists can assist with, we would be more than happy to help.
Our team also deals with a large number of people with chronic pain, which is defined as a pain which has lasted for more than 3 months. We understand that as you age, small niggling injuries from earlier on in life can impact on your function. The main diagnoses we deal with in elderly or aged populations include
- Joint Pain
- Disc Degeneration or Disc Disease
- Spinal Stenosis
- Total Knee or Hip Replacements
- Swelling/Oedema Issues
- Joint Degeneration
- Orthopaedic Conditions
The team at Your Mobile Physio can implement and utilise physiotherapy interventions such as soft tissue massage, electrotherapy, heat therapy, taping techniques, stretches, exercises, movement, walking and other forms of exercise to reduce your pain, improve your movement and make you feel both lighter and stronger so that you can move through life with more happiness and less pain!