Greetings! It's physical therapy month and we need to let everyone know that you can get stronger as you age. This holds true even if you've never exercised before! This holds true whether you are in your 60's,70's,80's and into your 90's!!
I am 61 years old and I am beginning to notice ex patients who have become dear friends, moving from walking to a walker and then to a wheelchair. These wonderful people are in their 70's, 80's and 90's and had been so vibrant. This is disturbing because they are intellectually sharp, and it hurts me to see them become unnecessarily inactive.
What can you do to prevent this? The answer is simple! Come to an experienced physical therapist who understands the physical aging process and can put you on a simple, but safe exercise program. When you begin, you may experience some muscle soreness, but when you work with an experienced physical therapist, they'll evaluate you and find just the right exercises to help you get back on your independent feet again!
Approximately 6-8 weeks ago, a college coach called because he was losing his balance. He was worried about falling and possibly fracturing something. At the age of 92, he came to see me to ask for advice. He informed me that he had not been exercising his legs because he had a few hip replacements and thought the exercise might cause him a problem. After testing his leg strength, he was extremely surprised at how weak he had become. I gave him 2 exercises to work on daily. He came back 5 weeks later telling me he was walking much better than he had in a long time! He was so much stronger and more confident in his balance, that he was forgetting to take his cane at times!
I told him to keep his cane and continue working on his exercises. He left an extremely excited and happy, young 92 year old! If he can get his strength back, we all can! If you are beginning to notice your legs getting weaker and your balance less steady, please call and come see us!
We can help you regain more of your independence.
We can help get you Stronger Every Day!!!