Benefits

The Many Benefits of Physical Therapy for Seniors

Senior doing physical therapy exercises

According to The American Physical Therapy Association(APTA), the goal of physical therapy (PT) for seniors is to make daily tasks and activities easier, while enabling them to function as independently as possible.

Physical therapists are fully licensed practitioners who assist senior adults in achieving their health and fitness goals. Physical therapists help to reduce pain, restore functionality and improve mobility for better living –issues that many seniors deal with today.

7 Benefits of Respite Care: Tips for Caregivers

7 Benefits of Respite Care: A Physical and Emotional Oasis for Caregivers

A recent Commonwealth Fund study reported that 60 percent of the family caregivers surveyed, ages 19-64, reported “fair or poor” health and one or more chronic conditions or disabilities, compared with only 33 percent of non-caregivers. This report comes as no surprise to family members who are the primary caregivers of loved ones who need help with everyday living. In fact, the physical, emotional and economic burdens on caregivers today can frequently become overwhelming without some form of personal support. 


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