Fall prevention for seniors

3 Signs You May Need Physiotherapy

Fall prevention for seniors

1. You Are Losing Balance

As you get older, it is common to lose balance or to feel dizzy. It is often caused by disturbance inside your ear. I also had these symptoms in the past and there was nothing I could do except lying down on my bed. There is a physiotherapy treatment called vestibular rehabilitation that can be used to treat these symptoms. A physiotherapist will assess your conditions and develop a personalized treatment for eye, neck and head exercises so that your central nervous system can be restored to being normal. This is a great alternative to surgery.[1]

2. You Have A Chronic Pain

Other than taking pain medication like Tylenol or Advil, there is only so much you can do regarding pain. After you suffer an injury, you would have to endure a certain amount of pain until the damaged tissue heals. But sometimes the pain stays or gets worse and becomes chronic. This is when you need a physiotherapist’s help. A physiotherapist can do a variety of treatment such as massage, active rehab, manipulation and exercises to ease your pain. When your pain becomes chronic, it makes a huge difference when you actively seek out physical therapy and get actual help.

3. You Can’t Control Urinating

When someone has urinary incontinence (the involuntary leakage of urine), he urinates when he does not want to. It is a very irritating symptom that affects your daily activity. There are two types of urinary incontinence. One is stress incontinence and the other is urge continence. Stress incontinence happens when you sneeze. Urge incontinence happens when urine leaks as you feel a sudden urge to go. The good news is there are proper exercises you do with your physiotherapist to resolve this issue.

So What Now? Where Can I Get Help?

Mountainview Health and Wellness is a multidisciplinary clinic located in New Westminster and Surrey with best physiotherapists with 1,100 patients every month. Call 604.544.5062 to book your appointment!