Senior’s Health Physiotherapy
As we age, we might lose bone density and some muscle strength; our reaction time, balance and coordination might decline; range of motion in our joint will decrease and we might lose muscle mass. Maintaining proper physical activity level will help countering the age-related changes in the body. Physical activity has been known to be a major contributor in maintaining and improving senior’s health.
There are certain ways to manage, and delay the natural aging process in our body. The research has shown that the major cause of age-related decline in musculoskeletal functioning is related to disuse and lack of physical activity. That’s why the seniors’ health physiotherapy is mainly focused on remaining active and independent in daily life.
Your physiotherapist will assess your condition and administers an exercise program including cardiovascular, strengthening of specific muscle groups, and flexibility exercises for you plus exercises to improve your balance if required. Most of the exercises can be performed at home and independently with some safety precautions. You might be asked to come back to the clinic from time to time for the reassessment of your condition, where your physiotherapist will modify or advance your exercises to ensure the desired improvement is maintained. Haoma Physiotherapy offers various kinds of exercise programs specific to your needs including falls prevention program, clinical yoga and Pilates exercises, and whole-body fitness and conditioning programs. The exercises will be designed based on the assessment of your physical condition after thorough examination of your muscle strength, range of motion and stability in your joints, balance and coordination.
If you have specific injury, your exercise program will be modified to address that while you can still remain active and progress safely with no pain or discomfort. If you have acute pain symptoms you might receive the some other services such as modalities (ultrasound, laser, shockwave therapy, Interferential therapy) along with slow progression of exercises as your pain subsides.
The seniors will receive physiotherapy treatments for conditions such as:
- Post-surgical rehabilitation (hip or knee replacement, fracture rehab)
- Chronic pain management (such as neck and back pain)
- Falls prevention (progressive training program)
- Joint and muscle stiffness
- Post-hospital care
- Balance deficits
- Postural enhancement
- Sport injuries
- Gait analysis and re-education
- Strength and conditioning programs
- Assessment and provision of assistive aids (cane, walker, & etc.)
- Provision of braces and supports for arthritic or injured joints
- Breathing problems, caused by asthma, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)
- Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)
- Heart disease
- Diabetes-related Problems
- Neurological conditions
Bahareh specializes in the treatment of chronic pain, muscular and orthopaedic injuries. She received her doctorate degree in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of British Columbia and her Baccalaureate and Master’s degrees in Physiotherapy.