Helping Your Parents Get the Right PhysiotherapySEMGeeks
Physiotherapy is a type of treatment that restores and maintains a person’s mobility, function and well-being. It’s often used during rehabilitation, but it can also be used to prevent injuries and support optimal health and fitness.
If you are concerned about your parents’ well-being, it’s possible that physiotherapy can help. Not only can a physiotherapist decrease pain and improve mobility, but also they can help your parents live a more independent life.
Below is some information on physiotherapy and how to help your parents get the right support.
What Problems Do Physiotherapists Treat?
Physiotherapists focus on prevention and rehabilitation in all ages – infants to older adults. They commonly work with the following types of injuries:
- Neck and back pain
- Arthritis and other problems in the joints, muscles and ligaments
- Lung problems (i.e., asthma, COPD)
- Disability caused by heart problems
- Pelvic issues like bladder or bowel problems
- Loss of mobility due to conditions like Parkinson’s disease
- Fatigue, pain and swelling from loss of muscle strength
Who Should Use Physiotherapy?
Many people benefit from working with a physiotherapist, but not all are aware of this option. Athletes, for example, may be referred to a physiotherapist, but an older adult suffering from arthritis may think they have to manage the pain on their own.
Talk to your parents’ doctor before scheduling an appointment with a physiotherapist, but chances are, they will be in full support. They may even be able to recommend you to a physiotherapist who they’ve worked with before.
At Jersey Rehab, we often see older adults who are going through the following:
- Recovering from a major health crisis like a stroke or heart attack
- Experiencing changes in their body due to aging
- Recovering from a surgical procedure and need help getting up, walking, etc.
- Dealing with a chronic health condition or illness that affects mobility
Where to Find a Physiotherapist
Jersey Rehab specializes in pain management for all ages. We’ll be happy to meet with you and determine the best ways to improve health and wellness using exercise, activity and other therapeutic techniques. We start with a thorough evaluation to see what limitations our clients have and then create a personalized treatment plan with specific exercises and movements.
Overall, physiotherapy is an excellent option if your parents want to age in place but need assistance with their physical health. To learn more about starting your parents on a physiotherapy routine, contact Jersey Rehab today at one of our three locations.