Physiotherapy in Park Ridge
Physical therapy is the treatment or management of physical disability, malfunction, or pain by exercise, massage, hydrotherapy, etc., without the use of medicines, surgery or radiation.
Recommendations for physical therapy are most often given to senior citizens, those with acute sports injuries or children who were born with neurological disabilities.
Each of these areas of assistance use focused treatment at the start of a client's therapy and preventative treatment during the rehabilitation process.
Physiotherapy for Seniors
No one wants to go through the majority of their life only to wind up dependent on their family, friends and government support systems. This is why physical therapy for seniors is so very important!
Whether you’re active or not, functions such as flexibility and strength begin to decline as people age. Diseases such as arthritis and osteoporosis also can also turn up, increasing the risk of pain and injury.
When it comes to osteoporosis, falls are a common issue. The decreased bone mass caused by osteoporosis can turn a slip on the ice into a lengthy hospital stay.
To make sure you are doing the right thing when it comes to staying active, a physiotherapy clinic is the best place to go to check in on your techniques. At Al Flores PT, our therapists are on hand to help the senior citizens of Park Ridge stay safe through:
Home treatment is an option for clients who are having difficulty making it to the clinic, but it is recommended that at least the first appointment takes place at Al Flores PT. Your therapist will also encourage you to work to a point where you can make it in to the clinic more often if you start out unable to.
Through physical and occupational therapy, the therapists of Al Flores PT are well-versed in assisting with recovery after a stroke, life with osteoporosis, arthritis and orthopedic disorders. Other disorders may include spatial disorientation and balance, as well as gait.
For each individual diagnosis, there is an individual fitness and recovery plan. We are here for you, whether that be at the physiotherapy clinic, or in the comfort of your own home.
As we age, it becomes more important to monitor oneself after a hospital visit no matter the severity. The downtime can leave you open to infections and prone to falls.
By going back to a sedentary lifestyle, your pain is not likely to subside as quickly if at all. If your joints get stiff after a stay in the hospital, you will not feel like you are recovering much at all.
One of the most important aspects of physical therapy is education, and through regular visits with your therapist you can truly understand what is happening with your own body every step of the way and feel confident that you are in control of your own life.
The therapists at Al Flores PT are educated and ready to help you with your recovery process.