Geriatric physiotherapy

Geriatric physiotherapy is the branch of medicine that studies rehabilitation and physical therapy issues in elderly. It covers three areas – normal aging due to disuse and deconditioning, cardiovascular problems like vascular disease and stroke, and skeletal problems including and osteoarthritis and osteoporosis conditions such as knee and hip replacements. Physical medicine physicians use rehabilitation to work toward the goal of returning the patient to a pre-injury quality of life and may use physical, occupational, and speech therapies. Rehabilitation maintains functional independence in the elderly it is imperative for the patients' well-being and for society.

 

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