Reduced balance and mobility (the ability to move)
There are several factors that may affect our mobility (ability to move), especially when we get older. Strength, flexibility and tactile functions decreases over time. Pain, illness, injury and a variety of health problems are contributing factors. Keeping yourself fit and healthy is important in our overall health and quality of life. Qualified therapists will be the best advisers on how to maintain good mobility and fitness, they will help you to improve it if you have noticed the decline.
Falling is very common problem among the older people. In fact, one third of healthy 65-year olds are experiencing at least one fall per year. Fall can cause serious injuries and can even be life threatening. Loss of balance is the main cause of falls.
A quick test to determine whether you have reduced balance, is to assess whether you can stand on one leg for 10 seconds. This should not cause you problems. If you can not, your balance abilityy is reduced and you have an increased risk of falling. Exercise program that you will plan with your physical therapist, will improve your balance and reduce falls.
Loss of strength after hospitalization
Did you know that rest – cure in older adults results in a significant lower extremity strength, aerobic capacity, energy and physical decline?
35% of older people are discharged from the hospital with a reduced capability as compared to the time when they were admitted to the hospital. Often, the functional capacity does not return by itself. Individualized training program made by qualified physiotherapist will be important to help you recover the lost abilities and shape.
Walking aids choice
Mobility decline with age or disease, can cause us to use walking aids, to make us feell safe and minimize falls. Available in a variety of aids such as canes, crutches and walking frames. These aids can greatly improve your mobility, duration, and your overall abilities. They also act as a safety measure to reduce the risk of falls and all the complications related to falls. We understand that making use of an aid can sometimes be difficult. We will evaluate and discuss each case separately, and will consult whether the aid is needed and what exactly would be most appropriate for your circumstances and the daily needs.
After - surgery rehabilitation
After a number of surgical procedures physiotherapy is required to regain motor function, a full range of motion in joints and muscle strength. We are applying physiotherapy for the treatment of hip and knee replacement surgery, after fractures and general surgical conditions. Being under the supervision of a physiotherapist before/after such operations surgeries will give you good long-term results.
Spine and other joint problems:
- Back and neck pain
- Sports Injuries
- Muscle and joint pain
- Post-operative, acute or chronic injury
- Posture and alignment problems
- Osteoarthritis knees
- Women's health
- Adolescent and children's injuries
A stroke, or cerebrovascular accident (CVA), is the rapid loss of brain function(s) due to disturbance in the blood supply to the brain. Effects can be left to the mobility, vision and speech functions. Some people have just short-term symptoms, but others have long term and permanent. Physiotherapy aims to increase a person's functional ability to perform everyday tasks, such as upper and lower limb movements, walking. This is achieved mainly by the movement and muscle training and strengthening. The sooner rehabilitation starts after the stroke, the better results can be achieved.
Parkinson's disease: Parkinson's disease affects the functional daily activities, affecting movement and balance. Physiotherapist will plan and make an individualized exercise program to maintain normal range of motion and muscle length, improvement of movement initiation, coordination and ability to move, and also maintain a good cardio - vascular and respiratory functions.
We also provide rehabilitation for other neurological conditions using physiotherapy and physical procedures.