Physical therapy is a big part of recovery. It may help your loved one improve their stability, mobility, and pain through precise and supported movements. Physical therapy services are one of the core components of Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City’s services. If you are recovering from an injury or illness, our team can help you to get back your strength or improve your overall wellbeing.
What Is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy is a specialized process of using movement and exercise to treat a disease, injury, or other limited mobility. During this type of treatment, we use massage, manipulation, exercises, and supported movements in a safe manner. If your loved one is learning to walk again or gaining strength in their muscles after a long stay in the hospital, we can customize these services to fit their needs. Physical therapy services can help them recover over time and without re-injury.
What Are the Benefits of Physical Therapy Services?
An investment in physical therapy services can offer many benefits to people based on what limitations they have right now. Some of those benefits include:
- Reducing pain without the use of opioids
- Recovery from strokes or paralysis
- Improved mobility and movement of limbs
- Improving balance
- Aiding in the healing process from injury or some trauma
- Improving overall strength to minimize the onset of further injury
An investment in physical therapy services helps a person recover or improve to the best of their ability. Treatment is designed to meet the specific needs of the individual based on their existing mobility and limitations. Slowly, over time and through proper movement, many people begin to feel improvement in their strength. For many men and women, physical therapy can provide a way back to living life as they desire to do so after an injury has taken some of that mobility away.
What Is Important About Physical Therapy for Older Adults?
Many people need help with physical therapy after an injury or illness, but seniors typically need extra support and preventative risk support. When they are healing from an injury or a knee joint procedure, they need a bit more help and extra attention to ensure they do not fall or reinjure themselves.
Physical therapy for older adults is critically essential because immobility is a precursor for other illnesses and injuries. If a person has limited mobility, they may also be at a higher risk for health complications to their heart, lungs, and overall wellbeing. It can also be difficult, from an emotional standpoint, to face limitations like this.
How Can We Provide Physical Therapy Services?
At Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City, we offer physical therapy services to older adults with many needs. This can be done within our treatment center for those who will be living with us in assisted living or other services. In addition, we also offer home health care services. That can include having a therapist come to your loved one’s home to provide one-on-one therapy and support as they recover from an injury or illness.
The availability of any service depends on your loved one’s needs and on their doctor’s requirements and recommendations. If they need help, be sure to reach out to our team to learn more about what we can do to support your loved one.
Find Support at Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City
Physical therapy services are available to your loved one at Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City. For more information, reach out to our team to learn more about the senior services we offer. Call our kind and compassionate team at (405) 691-6555 or connect with us online for a consultation.