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Due to hurricane damage, the Havelock location is closed until further notice. Havelock therapists Hannah Zhang, Sarah Hall and Judy Hickes are available to see patients at the New Bern location. Please call the New Bern location at (252) 636-9800 to discuss your care.

Geriatric rehab center

Geriatric Rehab Center

Elderly patients should not be subject to a diminished quality of life, even when dealing with common hip and knee injuries or age-related conditions such as arthritis. While these issues can disrupt normal activities and limit mobility, there are many effective treatments to help you get back to the people and activities you love. This includes physical therapy and rehabilitation.

If you’re searching for a physical therapist, it’s critical to find a clinic that understands your needs as a senior citizen. At Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy, we want to empower patients through knowledge. By having a better understanding of what to look for in a geriatric rehab center, you can develop a comprehensive treatment plan with the best chance of delivering the pain relief and mobility you deserve.

How geriatric rehab centers provide specialized care

If you are an elderly patient in need of rehabilitative care, look for a geriatric rehab center with experience in delivering the specialized attention you require. Geriatric rehab requires dedicated equipment and a staff with experience in providing a gentler hand that is often required for senior patients.

Therapeutic options to look for in a geriatric rehab center include:

  • Aquatic therapy
  • Manual therapy
  • Blood pressure and diabetes counseling
  • Exercises to improve balance
  • Exercises to improve bone and muscle strength

These approaches can be used to treat a range of issues affecting the elderly, including osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and pre- and post-surgical care for hip and knee procedures.

Our geriatric rehab experts can help

At Peak Performance, our highly-skilled and trained team of physical therapists are dedicated to helping seniors return to the active lifestyle they deserve. Thirty percent of our patients are over the age of 60 and our staff is experienced in evaluating and treating many of the injuries and illnesses affecting the elderly population.

To learn more and schedule your initial appointment, contact our caring and helpful team today.