Geriatric Rehabilitation

Geriatric Rehabilitation 2018-03-12T13:08:28+00:00

Best Geriatric Physiotherapists in Hulimavu

Best Geriatric Physiotherapists in Hulimavu. Capaar mainly involves physical therapy for senior citizens; the therapy enhances mobility and balance and builds strength. It is a proven way to boost self-confidence older people in their physical capabilities and help them remain active over their advanced years. Geriatric physiotherapy by itself is not meant to return older people to their former health status. The most important target of the therapy is to help the aged function at optimal levels, perform everyday tasks and lead an independent and uninterrupted life.

CAPAAR enables some people to enjoy physical activities and sports. Physiotherapy empowers them in various ways. Physical ability makes them healthier both mentally and physically. Depression is a common problem among the elderly; rehabilitation therapy can also prevent that by enabling them to live a normal without external assistance.

Decreased mobility is a very common problem among the elderly. They are not able to walk far and for long without getting tired or feeling pain. Reduced mobility in the elderly may be due to ill health. However, even senior citizens with no pre-existing disorders experience variable mobility because of their advanced years. They just have a ‘good’ day or a ‘bad’ one.

Physiotherapy for Reduced Mobility

There are a number of therapies to manage reduced mobility issues for the aged, which include exercises and aid equipment. At CAPAAR, Best Geriatric Physiotherapists in Hulimavu, Bangalore will first assess the ease with which your senior relative gets in and out of bed, stands up and sits down or walks indoors and outside. The therapist will also evaluate muscle strength, the range of movement, posture, and balance. If there is any difficulty in normal mobility, we may suggest mobility aids. Depending on the overall assessment, CAPAAR the Best Geriatric Physiotherapists in Hulimavu, Bangalore will formulate a treatment plan, which may include the following features:

  • In and out of bed practice
  • Sit to stand practice
  • Muscle strengthening exercises
  • Walking practice
  • A trial of the variety of walking aids and equipment
  • Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)
  • Orthotics and splints
  • Standing balance exercises
  • Provision of home exercise program
  • Falls advise and education
  • Training to family and caregivers

CAPAAR is the Best Geriatric Physiotherapists in Hulimavu, Bangalore.The senior person will be taught a number of exercises to increase muscle strength and improve balance, posture, and coordination. The exercise regime must be religiously adhered to at home. It would help is a family member or caregiver is able to supervise the workouts and correct techniques if required. The supervisor would also need to provide encouragement to do the exercises daily.

In case of drop foot due because of a neurological issue or particular muscle weakness, we CAPAAR, the Best Geriatric Physiotherapists in Hulimavu, Bangalore may suggest Functional Electrical Stimulation or provide an orthotic in the show to assist in walking. FES shoots out electrical impulses to stimulate muscle contraction. FES is often employed to pull up the toes when walking to prevent foot-dragging, which can cause the elderly to trip.

If the individual has drop foot due to a neurological problem and specific muscle weakness then it may be appropriate to use electrical stimulation or an orthotic in the shoe to assist walking. Functional electrical stimulation (FES) uses electrical impulses to stimulate a muscle contraction. Another useful aid for drop foot is Ankle-Foot Orthotics (AFO) or toe-up splints. The device is worn on the outside of the foot in the shoe. The benefits of physiotherapy are:

  • Improved walking pattern
  • Able to walk further and for longer
  • Safe and effective use of appropriate walking aid
  • Increased balance and postural stability
  • Increased muscle strength
  • Decreased risk of falls
  • Increased confidence
  • Increased independence
  • Improved quality of life

It is important to ensure that senior citizens remain at a low risk for tripping and falling while improving their posture, balance, and mobility. At CAPAAR, the Best Geriatric Physiotherapists in Hulimavu, Bangalore has received specialized training in helping the elderly avoid falling tripping. The training is also available to members of the patient’s family and to caregivers. They will be taught skills in positioning and seating the elderly patient, helping him/her to walk and in the use of mobility equipment and aids.

Why CAPAAR?

We CAPAAR,as a Best Geriatric Physiotherapists in Hulimavu, Bangalore can perfectly empathize with the frustration and helplessness that senior citizens and their families feel when they are unable to walk sufficient distances to carry out routine tasks. We are the Best Geriatric Physiotherapists in Hulimavu, Bangalore.Hence, our doctors and physiotherapists specialize in expert advice and treatment to improve mobility and cultivate the physical ability to lead an active and contented life. Given below are some of the reasons families being their elderly relatives to us:

  • No waiting lists
  • No diagnosis required
  • Treatment for any condition causing reduced mobility
  • Treatment at home, the clinic or care home
  • Friendly, experienced physiotherapists
  • Flexible appointment times
  • Access to occupational therapy
  • Access to hydrotherapy