Prognosia Offers Geriatric Care In Gurgaon
Geriatric physical therapy covers a wide area of issues concerning people as they go through normal adult ageing but is usually focused on the older adult. There are many conditions that affect many people as they grow older and include but are not limited to the following: arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, hip and joint replacement, balance disorders, incontinence, etc. Geriatric physical therapists specialize in providing therapy for such conditions in older adults.
How It Benefits
As you get older, physical changes and health conditions — and sometimes the medications used to treat those conditions — make falls more likely. In fact, falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults. Falls in the elderly are considered one of the most serious and expensive public health problems in terms of morbidity, mortality, and enormous costs to health and social services.
General Fitness & Muscle Strengthening Programme
Studies have shown that maintaining regular physical activity can help prevent many common diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes. Exercise improves overall immune function, which is important for seniors as their immune systems are often compromised. Even light exercise, such as walking, can be a powerful tool for preventable disease management.
Improved Mental Health
The mental health benefits of exercise are nearly endless. Exercise produces endorphins (the “feel-good” hormone), which act as a stress reliever and leaves you feeling happy and satisfied. In addition, exercise has been linked to improving sleep, which is especially important for older adults who often suffer from insomnia and disrupted sleep patterns.
Decreased Risk Of Falls
Older adults are at a higher risk of falls, which can prove to be potentially disastrous for maintaining independence. Exercise improves strength and flexibility, which also help improve balance and coordination, reducing the risk of falls. Seniors take much longer to recover from falls, so anything that helps avoid them in the first place is extremely important.
Whether you join a walking group, go to group fitness classes or visit a gardening club, exercise can be made into a fun social event. Maintaining strong social ties is important for ageing adults to feel a sense of purpose and avoid feelings of loneliness or depression. The key is to find a form of exercise you love, and it will never feel like a chore again.
Improved Cognitive Function
Regular physical activity and fine-tuned motor skills benefit cognitive function. Countless studies suggest a lower risk of dementia for physically active individuals, regardless of when you begin a routine. Providing physiotherapy to older people is a challenge, perhaps best described by the following: “Working with older people can present the physiotherapist with a set of challenges unparalleled in other areas of practice. Interlinking between medical, psychological, rehabilitative, economic and social problems that all need attention is the norm, rather than the exception.
Usually, Balance loss occurs in situations when attention is divided, especially when being older, and that balance control relies on the interaction of several physiological systems. We have a specific and progressive balance training programme with dual- and multi-task exercises along with cognitive training for older adults.