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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.

Where to Find Geriatric Rehab in Greenville, North Carolina

geriatric rehab

The physical therapists of Peak Performance in Greenville, North Carolina are passionate about helping seniors live their best lives through geriatric rehab. Balance, coordination and muscle strength all tend to decline as we age. Fortunately, physical therapy can help regain lost muscle strength, increase range of motion and flexibility in the joints and improve quality of life.

Conditions treated by geriatric rehab

As we age, muscles and joints tend to lose strength and mobility. This can be a result of atrophy from lack of use, arthritis or pain from a lingering injury. In addition to generalized pain and weakness, Peak Performance can come up with an individualized treatment plan for geriatric patients including:

  • Joint replacements such as knees or hips
  • Stroke
  • Balance and coordination disorders like vertigo
  • Back pain including sciatica

Treatment options for geriatric rehab

Just as the conditions for geriatric rehab treatment vary, so are the personalized rehabilitation plans. Manual therapy is used to increase joint mobilization by applying pressure to slowly increase the range of motion in a way the patient would not be able to achieve on their own.

Aquatic therapy is another great option for seniors who may have difficulty exercising on land. The buoyancy of the water helps support the weight of the body while the extra resistance can help build muscle. Exercising in the water can often be a more fun and enjoyable experience than performing exercises in a more traditional rehab setting.

Scheduling rehab through Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy

Keeping the body moving and limber is the best way to prevent the limiting of our functional mobility as we get older. Don’t let arthritis, a lingering injury or other age-related condition prevent you from enjoying the activities you do on a daily basis. The caring physical therapists of Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy in Greenville, North Carolina understand the importance of helping people stay active to keep up their quality of life. If you or a loved one is suffering from an age-related issue that is affecting your daily life, contact us today to set up your initial appointment.