Rehabilitation of the Older Adult
Also known as Geriatric Physiotherapy, this is a form of rehabilitation that maximises their ability to restore and/or retain as much independence for as long as possible. It also benefits the management of chronic diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension, chronic back pain and other critical illnesses.
Why do the elderly need physiotherapy (Geriatric Physiotherapy)?
Being active and able to continue activities of leisure and enjoyment should continue as one gets older. However with chronic diseases and hospitalisation, older adults are at a higher risk of experiencing decline in their physical health.
Getting back onto the road of fitness and health can then become one that is mined with fear, helplessness, and worrisome. A physiotherapist who is geriatric trained can help facilitate this recovery process better.
What is Physiotherapy for the Older Adult?
Physiotherapy for the older adults is rehabilitation while taking into consideration their mental preparedness and emotions, their physical abilities and health conditions. It is with this knowledge that we are able to guide the older adult through the process of rehabilitation and maximises their ability to restore and/or retain as much independence for as long as possible. It also benefits the management of chronic diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension, chronic back pain etc.
Our physiotherapists work closely with geriatric doctors to deliver home therapy services for our older adults.
We will not only treat the patients, but examine their home environment for such risks, and create a safe and conducive environment for our patients to continue rehabilitation in the familiarity of their home.
What can I expect at my sessions?
Our physiotherapists first start with an assessment, including a comprehensive movement analysis and goal-setting. Thereafter, we will chart the treatment plan with the patient and their loved ones. You can expect to move better, feel better and thrive!
At Thrive Healthcare, our physiotherapists can visit you at your home, providing safe and convenient home therapy for patients with difficulty leaving the home. With home physiotherapy, we can help you to optimize the home environment, to help you to learn how to continue to perform activities of daily living in a familiar environment.
Legends: Functional Fitness for the Older Adult
Started in May 2021, Legends is the only physiotherapist-led CrossFit course in Singapore, which aims to empower seniors to do what they love without the feeling that “I am too old for this.”
Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday at 251 Jalan Besar. Find out more in the link below