At Laxton Physiotherapy we have extensive experience working with the elderly. We understand that providing physiotherapy to older people will often require that we deal with a mixture of conditions. These may include musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiovascular conditions. Assisting with the interlinking of medical, psychological, rehabilitative and other needs, and collaborating with a broader team of medical personnel is often required.
Treatments include addressing general aches and pains or rehabilitation before (prehabilitation) or after surgery. The intention is to be able to improve strength and fitness as much as is possible.
Conditions treated in the older adult include:
- Falls prevention
- Exercise to improve strength and balance
- Pelvic floor exercises
- Pain in joints and/or muscles
- Chest Physiotherapy/Respiratory Conditions
- Post-operatively (Joint Replacements, Fractures)