Rehabilitation is the action of restoring and maintaining someone’s health, mobility and normal activities to the highest level possible through exercise and therapy, especially after illness, hospitalization or declining health.
The rehabilitation assistants follow the prescribed protocol set by the physiotherapist so that each program is tailor-made to the needs of the individual; no two programs are the same.
Physical activity prevents age-related decline in as much as inactivity can contribute to the development of chronic conditions and their associated impairments.
Benefits of rehabilitation:
- Robust system
- Greater Physical Reserve
- Stronger Immunity
- Stronger bones and muscles
- Reduce Intra-abdominal Fat and systemic inflammation
- Reduce risk and effects of chronic illnesses
- Prevent or delay Frailty
- Promote Functional Independence
- Improve Balance and Fall Prevention
- Enhance Mood and Cognitive function
- Companionship and Social interaction
The rehabilitation program is specifically designed to increase and maintain mobility and independence while enhancing the quality of life for seniors. The program is conducted by experienced and trained rehabilitation assistants specializing in geriatric rehabilitation under the supervision of a physiotherapist.
The Physio for Seniors rehabilitation program includes:
- Posture and alignment
- Joint range of motion
- Muscle strengthening – active assisted, active, resisted
- Balance activities – sitting and standing
- Standing exercises
- Assisted ambulation and outdoor walking
- Functional activities e.g. getting in and out of a car, up and down stairs