Physical therapy can help you maintain and retain your independence. It works to help restore and improve functionality, reduce chronic pain, maintain bone density, increase mobility, range of motion, and improve muscle strength and balance. All of which support mental health.
Therapy can help:
- Reduce falls – By improving balance and strength, you will be able to reduce your fall risk completing daily activities. Plus, therapy can offer ideas on additional supports you’d use in daily life such as shower chairs, walking supports, and bathroom aids to help you minimize your risk of injury, or falling.
- Reduce risk of infections – Skipping physical therapy often leads to weakness and lack of active movement. This lack of movement increases the risk for pneumonia. There is also increased potential for skin problems, such as ulcers.
- Improve long-term strength and endurance – This can help decreased blood pressure and improve oxygen saturation levels. Plus, better endurance makes it easier to keep up with your grandkids.
- Educate on better ways to complete activities – Learn how to complete activities of daily living in a more efficient way to improve your quality of life and maintain your independence longer.
- Decrease Pain – If you’re not moving, joints tend to get stiff and lack of mobility leads to more pain. Those with arthritis can benefit from physical therapy as it provides exercise to help preserve the strength and use of joints.
At United Zion, we offer a full range of therapy services here on campus. Our therapy services include speech, physical and occupational therapy. Our therapists want to make sure that you live your life to the fullest whether you are a full time resident or just here for a short-term stay in Keystone Rehabilitation.