The Benefits Of Physical Therapy


One of the best ways that elders can support their health is with exercise and physical therapy. This is why our team always strives to create a comprehensive care plan that includes physical therapy that will help you or your elder loved one stay in the best health possible.

Alliance Homecare is New York’s premium at-home medical care provider, and we are your trusted partner in the home care journey. When care matters most, our team is here to help. In today’s post, we’re going to look at four main benefits that are added when a client partakes in regular physical therapy and exercise. These benefits are:

  • Decreased joint pain
  • Reduced dependence on medicine
  • Delayed cognitive decline
  • Reduced risk of disease

To learn more about our team and our physical therapy plans, get in touch with Alliance today!

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Decreased Joint Pain

It may seem counterintuitive that using your joints more during physical therapy will actually reduce pain, but this is often true! When your joints don’t move much or get enough work, they become more and more stiff, painful, and harder to manage. This is especially true if someone is using ALS home care as they need to practice specific exercises to lessen the effects of the disease. By exercising, your body will release more synovial fluid. This is the fluid that lubricates and soothes the joints, increasing their overall function and decreasing the pain. So if you are experiencing joint pains, add some physical therapy to your routine!

Reduced Dependence On Medicine

When you are constantly experiencing pain, you may become dependent on opioids and other pain medication. While these can be helpful in some cases, they can also become expensive, addictive, and dangerous if taken too often. With a tailored physical therapy plan from Alliance Homecare, you can experience a reduction in chronic pain. Our goal is to make your pain more manageable or remove it almost completely so you can either reduce your dosage of medication or stop taking it altogether. Some of the main zones our physical therapy focuses on include:

  • Lower back
  • Knees
  • Shoulders

Delayed Cognitive Decline

Unfortunately, cognitive decline is just a part of aging. However, every person experiences it differently, and there are many different things that can be done to decrease the decline. One of the best options is to partake in physical therapy regularly. Several studies have been done that have shown results that more active individuals experience less cognitive problems.

Reduced Risk Of Disease

When you use exercise and physical therapy, you will reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Not only are you making your muscles stronger during physical therapy, but you will also make your heart, circulatory system, and other internal systems more effective. This helps to reduce the risk of things like heart disease or heart failure, high blood pressure, diabetes, and more. Give your body a boost with physical therapy!

Are you ready to get started with home care services in New York including physical therapy? Contact the team at Alliance Homecare today to learn more about our physical therapy services, in-home care, private duty nurses in NYC, and more. We look forward to helping you or your loved ones live the best possible life!

 

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