Physical therapy for seniors in Colorado Springs
Recovery is a top priority! When a person’s health or ability to function is impaired, it can make them feel like they’ve lost control over their lives. The skilled nurses and rehabilitation professionals at The Living Center at Sunny Vista understand this and are committed to helping you or your loved one regain control and return to ‘regular’ life as quickly as possible. Your recovery is the top priority and The Living Center’s highly skilled therapy team works with residents daily in a safe and supportive environment to assist them in regaining independence.
The goal of physical therapy is to make daily tasks and activities easier, improve movement and relieve pain. It also helps improve or restore physical function and fitness levels. Sunny Vista’s physical therapists are board-certified and can offer more specialized care. Promoting health and maintaining resident independence is what The Living Center at Sunny Vista is all about.
Physical therapy is recommended for injuries, recovery after surgery, chronic pain, or long-term health problems like COPD, Parkinson’s disease, and Multiple Sclerosis. Additionally, physical therapy services are utilized for many of the following issues: Lung and breathing problems, skin problems including wound and burn care, cancer-related issues, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, tendon or ligament problems and joint replacement.
Physical therapy almost always includes exercise. It can include stretching, core exercises, weightlifting, and walking. Additionally, Sunny Vista’s physical therapist will create an individualized exercise program for each resident and teach them how to perform the exercises at home to maintain health. Recovery often involves:
- Strength training
- Balance training and fall-risk reduction
- Mobility restoration
- Movement restoration
- Accident/incident recovery
- Age-significant exercise programs