Significance of Physiotherapy for the Elderly

As we grow older, and experience aging, our bodies develop a natural proclivity towards undergoing, and internalizing certain changes. The most common physical health issues that surface with old age are reduction in bone density, muscle strength, stiffness in joints, and gaining weight which leads to poor coordination.

They are also more vulnerable to cardiovascular health problems, high blood pressure, pulmonary diseases such as COPD, fall injuries, and high blood pressure. In short, elderly people often experience an unbridgeable gap with the fitness level that was once regular to them.

We strongly believe that this lack of mobility, or balance, and the other associated conditions are an inevitable part of one’s aging. One way which can lessen all these hassles that come as a part and parcel of aging is Physiotherapy. If an elderly person goes for regular physiotherapy sessions, their quality of life can only get better. If one has to age at all, why not age in style?

While physiotherapy cannot stop aging it can help to reduce the impact that it has on our bodies and our lives. Physiotherapists are trained to identify physical and other factors that prevent people from being active and independent and therefore help older people to stay as active as they can be. In fact, physiotherapy improves many of the factors associated with aging including strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, and pain levels.

Research has proven that physiotherapy helps older adults to maintain their health, well-being, functional ability, and independence.

It is essential to remember that physiotherapy can not be conducted by common people. Trained physiotherapists have the innate ability to identify many aspects of the body. The faults in the system that has caused a person’s health to deteriorate. These factors that affect everyday mobility and elderly people are the things your therapist looks forward to eradicating by putting therapy to use. It is for this reason, that an untrained person can never offer relief like them.

The several ways of regaining body fitness with the help of physiotherapy can finally culminate in an improved body balance, mobility, and general well-being for an elderly person.

5 ways in which physiotherapy can be useful to older people:
  • Elderly people tend to suffer from a painful stop.  It has been clinically proven that physiotherapy provides relief by reducing the inflammation that leads to pain.
  • The main aim of physiotherapy is to increase mobility, body balance, and general fitness of an elderly person. Thus, ensuring that they have a normal life.
  • Elderly people also have to undergo surgeries that are not always the best option considering the age factor. Physiotherapy largely helps in preventing having to undergo surgery.
  • Physiotherapy has also made an immense contribution to helping elderly people with diabetic conditions, and cardiovascular, and pulmonary issues.
  • Last, but not least, the mental well-being of elderly people largely depends upon the social interactions they are making. If they can maintain mobility, it will only mean that they can have the social transactions that they desire.

All the aforementioned qualities of physiotherapy will ensure that an elderly person can lead an independent life ahead. Shouldn’t aging be that glorious? Physiotherapy can make aging seems a lot more peaceful, and happy together.

TriBeCa Elder Care services can provide optimum home health care, along with trained physiotherapists for both Covid and non-Covid patients at home. If you have any further queries, feel free to reach us. Call us at + 913366064208 or request a callback. Email us at