As an older adult, you might not be able to move as well as you used to as a result of wear and tear on your body. Here at Motion PT Group, we understand that your physical well-being is an important key to maintaining your independence. Whether you are suffering from the effects of age or the consequences of an illness or injury, our physical therapy in Elmsford, NY offers senior-focused physical therapy services. These programs are capable of treating various injury issues, especially for geriatric patients who experience frequent discomfort throughout the body.

Illnesses and Conditions Treated by Physical Therapy

Physical therapy can cover far more than you think when it comes to injury treatment and prevention. By participating in physical therapy in Elmsford, NY or having our talented team visit your home care facility, you are opening up the door to treatment for a variety of physical conditions. Here are some of the most common reasons why an elderly patient would choose to get physical therapy:

  • Recovering from a fall (This is widely considered the most common injury experience for an elderly patient).
  • Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease.
  • Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis.
  • Recovering from injuries such as a broken hip.
  • Chronic pain.
  • Diabetes.
  • Incontinence.
  • Stroke.
  • Vertigo.
  • Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Cerebral Palsy.

How can physical therapy in Elmsford, NY help you?

Our senior focused physical, occupational, and speech therapy treatments help our patients to regain their lost independence through a variety of personalized treatment plans. We specialize in techniques proven to improve your function and depending on the type of injury or illness, various physical therapy techniques will be combined into a personalized treatment schedule.

When you attend physical therapy in Elmsford, NY, you work alongside your therapist using your custom set of treatments. Depending upon the injury, our therapists can work with older patients to determine what methods of treatment will produce the best results. Your physical therapist will assess your levels of muscle strength, sensation, coordination, range of movement, and muscle tone. These treatments aim to increase flexibility, strength, coordination, and balance. This information is used to create a realistic set of goals for getting you to where you want to be regarding your health.

Our treatments may be able to replace the need for expensive and risky surgery. Several popular options include schedules for improvements in memory care and cognitive enhancements, practice programs for ambulatory mobility and gait devices, and participation in our MOTION Fit Wellness Academy. Comprehensive holistic health or wellness programs may also be added into your program should they assist in your healing process. Additionally, physical therapy can assist in training your balance to prevent injuries caused by falls, as well as offering fall resolution techniques should you require them.

MOTION has also introduced new Trazer technology that is capable of treating patients using interactive video programming. For more information on these techniques, please click here.

For senior living homes or assisted living facilities that are interested in offering physical therapy services for your residents, we can help. We can bring our staff right to your front door for in-house physical therapy treatment. In attending our Motion PT senior care services, your residents will improve their overall wellbeing. This not only helps your practice reduce the number of concerning hospitalizations, which in turn minimizes emergency healthcare costs, but will also prevent your residents from readmission for further injury. To new or prospective residents of your establishment, the promise of physical therapy services will create an increased interest in your comprehensive services, resulting in heightened demand.

If you are considering senior care physical therapy services for yourself, a family member, or your assisted living facility, contact our physical therapy in Elmsford, NY to learn about your options.