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What Is The Importance Of Physiotherapy For The Senior Citizens?   


jauhar khan
@jauhar123 | Posted 06 May. 2019


The advantages of giving physiotherapy for senior citizens and older adults is well established. However, many out there still do not see or take into consideration the benefits of getting physical therapy for their older, loved ones. Many people are in the notion that physical therapy is mainly for athletes and sportsperson.

On the contrary, it helps older adults as much as it benefits them. There are a range of issues seniors face from pains in the joints, to the neck, to back, and decreased mobility. Before looking at the benefits, look at the risks that come from not getting physical therapy.

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There are some possible consequences if seniors skip physical therapy specifically after being discharged from the hospital. 

Falls: After staying in the hospital for a certain period, many elders are weaker than before and may be prone to falling as they haven’t walked properly for quite a while.

Infections: when a person is bedridden or made to stay in a hospital, their body becomes weak and vulnerable to diseases and infections.Reduced Long Term Strength and Endurance: Physical therapy plays a vital role in helping the person recover better. It increases the strength and endurance levels of the body that they will need after the sessions.

Increased Pain: Not taking physical therapy and at the same time not moving stiffens the joints which causes severe pain while bending them. Avoid these risks by hiring Physiotherapy services in Bangalore