Geriatric physiotherapy is the set of therapies intended to prevent and treat injuries or pathologies of ageing.
Preventive physical therapy is a fundamental pillar in the treatment of the elderly. The main goal is to maintain functional joint mobility, strength and balance in order to prevent falls and accidents.
The objective of elderly physiotherapy is to:
• Maintain joint mobility
• Maintain or restore independence in mobility and in the development of activities of daily living
• Maintain or increase muscle strength
• Achieve a correct pattern of walking and balance
• Restore self confidence