Benefits of PT


Benefits of Physical Therapy in the Elderly

There is a general decline in all the body systems with aging, however research shows that physical activity throughout the lifespan can have a protective effect to a great degree from the negative effects of aging. It is our physical therapist’s job as healthcare providers to properly design physical activity for this population. Studies confirm that exercise is important to decrease pain from arthritis, improve balance and strength, decrease fall risk, decrease blood glucose levels, enhance quality of life and may relieve symptoms of depression.