That time you lifted too much weight 40 years ago has come back to haunt you. Your shoulder aches after a weekend of playing with grandchildren. For some reason, your coordination is off. After a couple of visits to your doctor, you are referred for physical therapy. When facing outpatient physical therapy seniors may be nervous and embarrassed. If you are like me, I get over being nervous, but the embarrassment seems to linger.
American Senior Communities, in a blog posted on March, 2014, states: “Physical therapy can help seniors retain their independence, whether they are managing a long-term illness or just want to improve their general health and mobility.The goal of physical therapy is to help restore and improve functionality, reduce pain and increase mobility for better strength and balance.”Continue reading: Physical Therapy – Embarrassingly Effective