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.

How Does Physical Therapy Provide Geriatric Rehabilitation?

Geriatric Rehabilitation

As you age through life, your body will experience changes and challenges that you did not have to face in your youth. These may include:

  • Loss of strength
  • Loss of balance and coordination
  • Impairment of valuable senses like sight and hearing
  • Increased risk of injury from falls
  • Cardiovascular conditions, like high blood pressure
  • Bone and joint conditions, like arthritis

As you can imagine, these kinds of conditions can affect your ability to live a high quality of life and can even inhibit your ability to perform simple daily tasks without assistance. However, it doesn’t have to be this way.

With physical therapy, you can improve the strength and conditioning of your body with geriatric rehabilitation, so you can continue being your usual self.

What is geriatric rehabilitation?

At Peak Performance Physical Therapy, we offer geriatric rehabilitation services for seniors who wish to continue living an active and healthy lifestyle. Many of our patients are over the age of sixty, so our team is experienced in providing the kind of care that seniors need.

Many physical therapy treatments focus on strengthening and stretching the muscles to help reduce pain and improve your body’s ability to support itself. This is the goal of geriatric rehabilitation, as well as improving blood pressure and symptoms related to diabetes and other debilitating conditions.

How does geriatric rehabilitation work?

When you visit Peak Performance Physical Therapy, you will meet your physical therapist who will work with you throughout your treatment. Each treatment is personalized to meet the needs of each person’s goal. To develop a treatment that works for you, you and your physical therapist will discuss your goals and other factors like your medical history.

Each treatment is unique, but many of them will likely use:

  • Exercises and stretches
  • Balance coordination
  • Hands-on therapy
  • Massage
  • Dry needling
  • Aquatic therapy

Are you noticing an increase in difficulties with your body as you age? Would you like to talk with a physical therapist at Peak Performance Physical Therapy about your treatment options? Contact us today to schedule an appointment and find out what we can do for you.