Physical therapy for the geriatric population focuses on optimizing function for aging adults. As we age, our bodies undergo wear and tear. Although this process is normal, it sometimes leads to pain and disability, causing patients to limit their activity or stop doing what they enjoy. Geriatric physical therapy can improve strength, mobility and balance to help the aging individual build confidence in staying active.
Normal changes can also occur with speech, language, memory and swallowing. In addition, some diseases such as stroke, Parkinson’s or dementia can also cause disorders related to these tasks. A speech language pathologist (SLP) combined with a geriatric speech therapy program can play an important role in addressing these changes whether related to the normal process of aging or disorders related to disease.
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