One of the greatest myths about growing older is that loss of strength, flexibility, balance and general stamina is a foregone conclusion. Yet, this isn’t exactly the case.
Sure, we will all slow down a little the older we get (well, most of is will), but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing we can do to remain strong, active, independent, and even a little adventurous as we hit our so-called Twilight Years.
It simply just takes some effort … and perhaps a little bit of help from the OnSite Physio team.
Our OnSite Physio team is highly-skilled in helping seniors (and soon-to-be-seniors) maintain their active lifestyles. We do this by working with them to create customized, movement-focuses wellness programs to help keep both their mind and their bodies strong as they age.
And, if you get sick, injured or suffer from an unexpected condition, our physical therapists will come to your home to help you recover, find relief, and regain strength and function. Such ailments include:
Falls aren’t just common among other Americans. They’re also debilitating, costly and even deadly. So, preventing falls is one of the key things seniors can do to remain healthy, active and independent as they age.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that one in four Americans 65 and older experience a fall each year. Less than half actually report the incident to a doctor or loved one.
Of those falls, about one in every five result in a serious injury (i.e., a broken bone or head injury), leading to more than 3 million emergency room visits and 800,000 hospitalizations each year.
As in-home physical therapists, our OnSite Physio team can not only assess the fall risk of seniors, then work to correct issues of strength, balance and flexibility. Our providers can also look around your living environment and identify / help correct issues that may lead to future falls.
The first step in both establishing a more active lifestyle while preventing falls as you get older is to schedule a full assessment with an OnSite Physio physical therapists. Following the initial screening, he or she will develop a personalized active aging and/or fall prevention program catered to you, your needs and your goals.
Contact us today to schedule your appointment!