Physical Therapy

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SENIOR PHYSICAL
THERAPY
BENEFITS OF PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR AGING INDIVIDUALS

What is Physical Therapy?


Reducing pain and improving/restoring mobility through physical means


Massaging of the body



Exercising in various muscle groups



Applying heat/cold



Treats various diseases, injuries, as well as physical deformities



May be used in place of or along with other conventional methods of medicine





Drugs



Surgery

A practitioner of Physical Therapy is known as a Physical Therapist.



The Aging Body
and Your Health

Falls are the leading
cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for older
Americans.

Aging bodies undergo various changes


Weakened immune system and body



Reduced mobility



Changed mental capacity



1 in 3 Americans aged 65+ fall every
year



A sedentary lifestyle weakens the body





More prone to falls



More damaged from falls

Damage from prior falls, if not treated,
increases the risk of falling.

Benefits for Seniors


Seniors who limit their activity
increase their risk of falls.






Physical therapy can be used both to
prevent
Physical therapy can be used to
recover from falls.

Physical Therapy can help several conditions, including, but
not limited to:



Stroke



Osteoporosis



Cancer



Incontinence



Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Need Physical Therapy?

Gonzaba Medical Group



Seniors in San Antonio seeking specialty care can:



Visit gonzaba.com



Call 210-921-3800

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