Physical therapy can ease pain without drugs
As we age, certain aches and pains seem inevitable. It may seem like there is nothing you can do besides grumble and pop a pill. But what if there was a pill you could take that could reduce aches and pains, improve your mental acuity, and treat conditions as varied as arthritis, Alzheimer's, and urinary incontinence? Physical therapy is a top-quality solution for keeping you strong, independent and healthy.
It's important to find a doctor who will assess your own personal needs. No two people are the same—while one person might be recovering from a stroke, another might be dealing with certain genetic predispositions, or old football or auto accident injuries. Weight-bearing exercises may be appropriate for people who are suffering from osteoporosis, while and the correct stretches can even help alleviate the pain associated with cancer. For example, certain stretches can reduce swelling after a mastectomy.
As for incontinence? A physical therapist can help people locate and control the muscles involved, as well as develop schedules for social timing—when and where to drink and use the restroom in order to avoid accidents.
It's important for seniors and for family members to recognize that physical therapy is an ongoing process. If you or your loved one is looking for a short-term respite stay to receive physical therapy after a recent injury or hospital visit, call Prestige Beaverton Hills at 503-520-1350 to learn about what options are right for you.
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