Many people don’t feel the need to keep in physical shape when they get older. Consequently, many of those older adults end up needing to use a walker, fall more often, and become depressed.
The best person for any grandparent is to get a physical therapist that specializes in geriatrics. Like those you find in a long-term facility. Below is a list of a few reasons to keep exercising or start seeing a geriatric physical therapist:
- Reduce fall risk
- Improve bone density
- Improve posture
- Improve independence
- Reduce pain, especially in the back and knees
People are given the choice on how they age. Physical Therapists and doctors are to encourage older adults to keep exercising on a daily basis. Once you have gotten started, it’s easy to keep going.
Information from c.h. Physical Therapy.