Without mobility, there is no independence. Additionally, impaired mobility in the elderly can lead to life-threatening falls. Physical therapists can help seniors with health problems that cause mobility to become limited or non-existent. A Physical Therapist in Salt Lake City is more likely to treat the patient in his or her home, in a nursing home or in an assisted living facility.
A host of medical conditions respond successfully to physical therapy treatments. The following are examples of conditions treated by physical therapy:
– Parkinson’s Disease
– Cerebral Palsy
– Joint pains
– Alzheimer’s Disease
– Multiple Sclerosis
Physical therapy is extremely beneficial to seniors and other adults with disabilities. Regular physical treatments and services can help them to regain their mobility or to remain mobile. This enhances their independence, comfort and productivity. Additional benefits include pain relief and restoration of many physical functions. Heartwood Home Health & Hospice gladly provides physical therapy in the Salt Lake City area as an added service to our patients.