Geriatrics

Physiotherapy care is fundamental to Ageing. The natural process of Ageing in all individuals results in a host of degenerative mental and physical problems. The physiological changes result in reduction of muscle power and tone, reduced range of motion and bone density. Symptoms include general body weakness, Fatigue, faulty body posture, decrease in cardio pulmonary endurance (loss of stamina) and reduced exercise tolerance. The aim of Geriatric Physiotherapy Programme is to provide preventive health care and to maintain the fitness level in a healthy individual, treating diseased or disabled individuals (e.g. paralytic/stroke patients) and finally, treating conditions that cause disability (e.g. musculoskeletal diseases like back pain, osteoporosis, arthritis, stroke, alzheimer's disease, cancer, joint replacement, hip replacement, and more). Geriatric Physiotherapy has been pioneered in India primarily to facilitate Elder-Mobility such as improving balance, strength, mobility, and enhance independent ADL activities and overall fitness