Falls are the major reason seniors require physical therapy. The goal of physical therapy is to help restore and improve functionality, reduce pain and increase mobility for better strength and balance. Physical therapy can help seniors retain their independence, whether they are managing a long-term illness or just want to improve their general health and mobility.
As people age, they tend to lose flexibility, strength and often their balance, so maintaining the desired level of fitness becomes increasingly challenging. Loss of these functions could lead to a fall that could cause serious injury. Physical therapy helps improve these functions.