Physical Therapy

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.

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Margie Hennessy, Director of Admissions at Saunders House in Wynnewood, Pa, says, “Because of health insurance coverage issues and the high cost of hospital care today, patients are often discharged before they’re completely ready to go home. They frequently need additional recovery time and care to fully recuperate from their illness, accident or surgery in order to return home safely and confidently.


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