Services: Geriatrics

Geriatrics

Physiotherapists are prepared to treat a variety of conditions that affect the older population. Geriatric physiotherapy uses a wide range of skills to accommodate the unique issues of aging. These issues include multiple medical diagnoses, social and emotional needs, mobility and balance impairments and challenges in independent living. Two of the most important areas that physiotherapy would address are limitations in balance/mobility and pain. The physiotherapist can use different modalities, acupuncture, or manual techniques to help control pain. Mobility and balance can be restored through exercises to strengthen muscles, balance training to ease transfers and walking, and recommendations of assistive devices such as walkers and canes. We have physiotherapists who are authorizers of the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) and can perform ADP assessments for aluminum and rollator walkers. If you are eligible for ADP, the government of Ontario will provide funding to help you with the cost of such items. If you find it difficult to come into our clinics for treatment, home physiotherapy may be a better option for you. A home session consists of a physiotherapist coming to your home to do an assessment and individualized treatment. They are fully equipped with mobile modalities such as Ultrasound, TENS, Laser, Electrical Muscle Stimulation and acupuncture. The physiotherapist will prescribe a home exercise program as well. Physiotherapy treatment, in the comfort of your own home, will improve pain, mobility, balance, and functional capabilities.

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