Physical: a woman holding an older gentlemans hand on a support bar

Many people don’t feel the need to keep in physical shape when they get older. Consequently, many of those older adults end up needing to use a walker, fall more often, and become depressed.

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: a woman holding an older gentlemans hand on a support barReduce 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 that 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.