Senior ladies take part in a session of physiotherapy for improved mobility

Physiotherapy: 5 (Important) Things For Seniors

“Move it or lose it!” is a phrase often used to summarise the underlying principle of physiotherapy.

What Is Physiotherapy? 

Physiotherapy is a type of care that helps people affected by injury, illness or disability to restore movement. Over and above, it aims to give people the freedom to move unassisted with a healthier range of movement. For instance, a physiotherapist can help a person recovering from a broken leg to regain full range of motion and walk comfortably.

Physiotherapy is for everyone!

What Is Geriatric Physiotherapy?

Aged care physio focuses on treating or preventing the loss of function typically associated with elders. Similarly, it helps to improve independence and reduce painful symptoms of common ailments. For example, physio for seniors is helpful in cases of osteoarthritis, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis, circulatory issues and more.

How Can It Help? (100s of Ways)

Physio can help in hundreds of different ways! Specifically, it helps by building up strength, increasing balance, boosting blood circulation, and improving flexibility. Those physical benefits are doubly important because they help to reduce the incidence of subsequent injuries. We pair our physical therapy prescriptions with healthy meal plans too.

Common Injuries Treated By Physios

Physical therapists treat a very broad variety of aches & pains ranging from mild to debilitating. Some of the most common ailments they treat include sciatica, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, osteoarthritis, frozen shoulder, back pain, and knee pain. So, if you’re experiencing the painful symptoms of any of those, then it may be time to consider booking an appointment.

The painful symptoms of frozen shoulder can be reduced with physiotherapy
The painful symptoms of frozen shoulder can be reduced with physiotherapy.

Faircape Health (5 Star Treatment)

Faircape Health’s Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) provides comprehensive care including physiotherapy. The care is tailored to every person’s individual needs and is outcomes based. Also, it takes place in our world-class facilities in prime locations around the Western Cape.