How Physical Therapy Benefits Seniors

 

Many of us live with pain and discomfort, especially as we move into our senior years. For many, chronic pain results in multiple drug prescriptions and sometimes even surgeries, which can both be problematic for older adults. Thankfully, many can experience relief through physical therapy treatment, especially seniors.

At Ashbridge Manor Senior Living, we provide physical therapy services for residents of our senior apartments through our onsite therapy provider, AGEILITY Physical Therapy Solutions. AGEILITY specializes in personalized physical therapy care that helps you alleviate pain and gain better mobility.

Here are some advantages of physical therapy for seniors:

  • Pain relief. Specialized exercises that target specific muscles can help support your spine and other structures for less pain in your back and joints.

  • Increased balance. Physical therapy treatments can help you gain better balance and stability. That’s important to help prevent falls, which can lead to broken bones and fractures that make it difficult to lead an active lifestyle.

  • Better posture. When your spine is in proper alignment, it allows for better blood circulation, less pressure on key muscles, and less pain.

  • Increased range of motion. Stiffness and soreness can often be traced to a more sedentary lifestyle. Some forms of physical therapy help you increase your flexibility and range of motion to help you participate in healthy exercise.

Physical therapy can give you a helpful treatment plan to help you maintain an active senior lifestyle. And when it’s time for you to consider transitioning to a senior living apartment, contact us at Ashbridge Manor Senior Living. Our senior living specialists will help you choose the senior apartment floorplan that’s right for your lifestyle, and we also provide a comprehensive menu of amenities to help you live an enjoyable senior lifestyle, with physical therapy services available onsite. We’re located at 971 E. Lancaster Avenue in Downingtown, PA. To reach us, call 610.269.8800 or contact us online for more information. Ask us about our move-in special! Ashbridge Manor is a safe, COVID-free senior living community.