Hillcrest Physical Therapy Blog
Paul Gardner, Administrator of Community Rehab Development for Hillcrest Rehab Services, suggests seniors try these five exercises to help improve their balance.
“Generally speaking, a person’s risk of falling increases when they get older, but there are ways to vastly reduce this risk,” said Paul Gardner, Administrator of Community Rehab for Hillcrest Rehab Services.
Spring gardening and yardwork provides several benefits for aging adults, including connecting with the beauty of nature, physical activity and growing nutritious fruits and vegetables.
Urinary Incontinence Isn’t Inevitable, and It Can be Treated, says Bellevue Physical Therapist
Prehabilitation is a process that makes you stronger and more prepared for surgery.
Taking advantage of community volunteering opportunities can counter many of these effects of aging.
“A hand therapist works to get his or her patients back to as much normal function as possible.”
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), falls are the second-leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide.
Many older Americans fear falling, and there’s good reason for this. According to the National Institute on Aging, more than one in three people 65 years or older fall each year, with the risk of falling — and fall-related problems — rising with age.
Severe arthritis can result in chronic pain, inability to do daily activities and difficulty in walking or climbing stairs.
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