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Geriatric Physical Therapy

What is it?

Geriatric physical therapy describes a regimen of exercises, tips, and activities taught to adults 65 and older, in an effort to help them improve their physical health. As with all adults, age brings lower bone density, muscle mass, a decreased ability to balance, and more. Within this therapeutic process, patients will learn how to strengthen their muscles, be more active, and counteract a sedentary lifestyle. Since concerns vary from person to person, geriatric therapy is tailored to fit the patient’s specific needs. Recommended activities often include walking, shifting positions, dancing, and practicing hobbies.

Geriatric physical therapy provides improvements to the adult’s physicality, which in turn, builds their ability to be independent and emotionally sound. Patients have the option of acquiring this therapy through outpatient or inpatient facilities, and also their homes.

Geriatric Physical Therapy Benefits

How can it help me?

Independence and a healthier lifestyle are the goals of geriatric therapy. The more a patient can be active as opposed to sedentary, the more they can stave off the aforementioned effects of age. This means recipients reap the emotional and physical benefits of keeping active: healthier hearts, muscles, bones and minds. They have an easier time balancing and remembering important information. There is far less risk of falling and similar concerns, which is vital for any elderly person hoping to live independently. Geriatric physical therapy increases mobility and encourages patients to connect to hobbies that bring them joy, while keeping them moving. This most immediately affects the patient, but also in turn, gives the patient’s family and friends peace of mind. Another benefit to the lower risk of injury, is the lowered dependency on prescription drugs whether for chronic conditions or pain. The healthier the human body, the less likely there will be any dependency on anything outside of the natural human body.

Techniques and Exercises

What we incorporate into our treatments

Geriatric Physical Therapy can include techniques or exercises such as:

  • Fall risk assessment
  • Consultation for family members and caregivers
  • Customized treatment programs
  • At-home treatment

Who is eligible for Geriatric Physical Therapy

Common symptoms and conditions

  • Age 65 and older
  • Chronic pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Limited mobility
  • Balancing problems
  • Joint replacements
  • Muscle atrophy

your team

Ready To Get Your Body Working Better!

Brooklyn Body Works Physical Therapy is staffed with a professional and caring team of experts with clinical experience in utilizing Geriatric Physical Therapy. Browse through our physical therapist profiles to learn how they can help you with restoring functionality.

Serving Williamsburg Brooklyn Since 2006

Quality care that’s accessible

Brooklyn Body Works Physical Therapy began as an idea to bring the highest quality physical therapy to all people in our community. We wanted to offer the best that NYC has in health care while not marginalizing people based on socioeconomic boundaries (race, income, language, religion, etc). We offer a “concierge style service” and continue to accept many commercial insurances, medicare and even medicaid policies.

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common faq's

Since this is a physical therapy session which will require a physical examination and therapeutic exercise (varies by patient), we ask all our patients to come prepared. Please come dressed in loose fitted clothing that will allow for easy mobility, comfort, and access to the area of complaint. In addition we recommend sneakers with soles that grip to prevent slips or falls.

The need for a referral depends on what type of insurance you have. Most insurance plans do not require one, however some insurances do. For example, if you have HIP, you will need a referral from your primary care physician. We ask that you check to see what your health insurance plan requires prior to your initial visit. If you are unsure, please contact our front office and we’ll do our best to determine whether or not you require a referral.

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Each patients case and diagnosis is unique and requires the development of an individualized plan of care. Your physical therapist will give you an estimate of the number of sessions needed to reach a level of “feeling better”, during your initial evaluation.

Over time the number of visits may increase or decrease from the initial estimate, based on the progress made.

Brooklyn Body Works Physical Therapy accepts many of the available major insurance plans as well as alternate payment options, including cash/self-pay, to make our services accessible and affordable. Please visit the link below to view all information pertaining to Payment Options.

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