Physical: female doctor helping an older gentleman walk with rails

The best person for any grandparent is to get a physical therapist that specializes in geriatrics. Like those you find in a long-term facility. Below is a list of a few reasons to keep exercising or start seeing a geriatric physical therapist:

  1. Physical: female doctor helping an older gentleman walk with railsReduce fall risk
  2. Improve bone density
  3. Improve posture
  4. Improve independence
  5. Reduce pain, especially in the back and knees

People are given the choice on how they age. Doctors and those who specialize in PT are to encourage older adults to keep exercising on a daily basis. Once you have gotten started, it’s easy to keep going.

Information from c.h. Physical Therapy.