Elderly Mobility Gold Coast
Burleigh Central Physio offers physiotherapy for seniors, helping you maintain mobility, flexibility, muscle strength and joint mobility in a safe, controlled environment.
Improving elderly mobility can keep you active for longer, using gentle, low-impact exercises that reduce the risk of injury. Check out our physiotherapy for seniors today.
Why is elderly mobility important?
As we get older, our bodies go through a whole range of changes. Some of these include reduced joint mobility, flexibility and general mobility. There is also an increased risk of cardiovascular problems, in part because we can’t maintain the same level of cardio fitness we used to. However, while we may not be able to exercise at the same level as we did in our younger days, there are certainly ways to maintain our health and fitness as we age.
Decreased muscle strength and elasticity can lead to other mobility issues, and this can often affect an elderly person’s ability to maintain an independent lifestyle. In addition, poor joint health can also lead to more serious injuries in the event of a fall, which is a common accident among older Australians.
The fact is, we want our elderly relatives to live independent lifestyles for as long as they can. Just because someone gets older, it doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy life to the fullest. That’s what elderly mobility is all about – being able to maintain independence for longer. But aside from that, there are plenty of other health benefits to be gained from senior physiotherapy.
Who Can Benefit from Senior Physiotherapy on the Gold Coast?
All older people can benefit from physiotherapy. You may be noticing that certain movements or activities are getting a little harder to manage. Or you may have had a recent fall, and want to bounce back quickly from an injury. You also might need assistance increasing your strength and mobility again after surgery.
No matter what stage you’re at, our Burleigh physiotherapists are here to help. Exercise and activity are important for promoting good health well into old age, and we tailor exercise programs to your current capability levels to ensure you can maintain good health and fitness in a safe, controlled environment.
As always, we recommend consulting with health professionals before seeking physiotherapy, or undertaking any new or increased fitness programs. That way, you can stay healthy and safe at the same time.
The benefits of physiotherapy for seniors
Physiotherapy for seniors, while different in function, is essentially no different than any other form of physiotherapy. The aim is to improve mobility and strength, and aid in a person’s overall well-being. For that reason, there are plenty of similarities.
However, the actual exercises we prescribe for older people at Burleigh Central Physio are gentler, less impactful, and more suited to aging joints and muscles. When working with a qualified physiotherapist, elderly Australians can expect the following benefits:
Maintain independence for longer
When older people begin to lose muscle strength and joint mobility, it can affect their ability to live an independent life. WIthout the ability to maintain pain-free movement in their body, a person often requires expert help to manage daily activities. This might mean moving to a nursing facility or having extra support around the home. By maintaining good mobility, you can also maintain your independence for longer.
Reduced risk of diabetes
As people age, diabetes becomes more of a risk. With regular exercise, you can increase the body’s ability to produce and use insulin, while also controlling blood-sugar levels. While this is the same for people of any age, we do see a higher prevalence of diabetes in patients over 75, and tailored exercise programs go a long way to preventing or managing the condition.
Maintain physical activity safely
Maintaining physical activity is important for people of all ages. However, as we age, our bodies aren’t able to handle the same level of strenuous exercise. This increases the risk of injuries, which we obviously want to avoid. That’s why a physiotherapist can recommend the right type of exercises for your own individual capability. This lets you keep up a good level of exercise, without unnecessarily risking injury.
Improved cardiovascular health
Physiotherapy, and in fact any form of exercise, helps to improve cardiovascular circulation. So, if you maintain an active lifestyle, you can significantly decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease and congenital heart failure. As always, you should consult medical professionals before undertaking any increased level of exercise.
Safe recovery from injuries
Unfortunately, injuries are a common part of getting older. Falls in particular are more common among older Australians, and any injury requires a safe recovery. By seeking professional rehabilitation with a physiotherapist, you can ensure a safe recovery and even reduce the risk of re-injury.
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Physiotherapy for Seniors Gold Coast - Contact Us Today!
Our physiotherapists are qualified professionals who are here to help you maintain independence and live a longer, happier and healthier life. We can even work with specific advice from doctors and other medical professionals to ensure we’re giving you the very best care possible.
We’re located at 11/109 West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Heads. For the best physiotherapy for seniors, look no further than Burleigh Central Physio. Contact our friendly team today to discuss your needs.