Physiotherapy for Seniors Health in Kalgoorlie
We live in an ageing population, where many of us will lead much longer lives than our grandparents due to improvements in medicine and technology. Amazingly in Australia, life expectancy for females is 84 and 79 for males. However, as we age, we are all aware that different parts of our body tend not to work as well as they once did! But this doesn’t mean we can’t still lead healthy and active lives.
Commonly seniors experience the debilitating effects of osteoarthritis, decreased mobility and balance, pain, stroke, osteoporosis, diabetes, as well as heart and lung disease. Despite these diseases often being chronic in nature, physiotherapists are primary practitioners specifically trained to address these conditions through non-invasive assessment treatment techniques.
Goldfields Physio is committed in helping seniors stay mobile, safe and happy – wherever they call home. Our physio sessions are fun and effective – providing a mental lift as well as physical improvement.
Specific geriatric physiotherapy conditions we treat, manage or alleviate include:
- Arthritis and osteoarthritis
- Rehabilitation after an accident or operation
- Preparation prior to operation (most common being hip and knee replacements)
- Parkinson’s disease
- Shortness of breath from COPD and other causes
- Maintaining mobility
- Building strength
- Accident/fall prevention
- Pain reduction and relief to improve lifestyle and mental health
Our physiotherapists conduct functional assessments and create individualised tailored care plans with both short and long term goals so that consistent achievement can be made. We have also found that our seniors enjoy participating in our Mature Movers classes where they are able to work on specific goals while enjoying the company of the seniors.