Physical Therapy Helpline: Physical Therapy Support

Benefits of Physical Therapy for Elderly People
While a reduction in physical strength due to aging is a leading factor that affects mobility in seniors, the lack of physical therapy can worsen the condition. Physical therapy for elderly people can compensate for the decrease in stamina with age. The primary benefit of physical therapy is restoring functionality. Joining an exercise program and doing regular exercises can help improve mobility, which can enhance the individual’s quality of life. Physical therapies also reduce pain, boost muscle strength, and make daily tasks easier for aged adults.

ExtendaTouch has an online support group for physical therapy. Our community members are more knowledgeable and experienced in the subject. They have either done physical therapies to improve their own mobility or cared for a loved one with mobility problems. You can ask them questions and get advice and information about different physical therapy options. 

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There are many physical therapies for people with mobility problems; however, not all treatments are made equal. Your doctor or therapist should be your primary advisor for physical therapy. Based on the specific pain points and type and severity of the mobility problem, the therapist will recommend particular therapies. However, it is a good idea to discuss different treatments with people who relate and have gone through the same situation. 

ExtendaTouch community members with experience with physical therapies can share their experiences with you. You can ask our members about the benefits of different therapies and whether they are useful in restoring functionality and dealing with aches and pain. Our members are also available to provide you with emotional support, no matter if you are a caregiver or a patient. 

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DebM
Our loved one is a child with limited mobility due to arthritis. She uses both PT and OT to improve her range of motion. I am not a physical therapist but can share ideas of what she has done.
JasonKane
I care(d) a total of 2 years for a malefemale
nmorganbond70
I care(d) a total of 5 years for a malefemale
JLS
I'd be happy to chat and offer support where I can.
I care(d) a total of 10 years for a malefemale