We all understand that physical therapy helps when someone sprains an ankle or has a sports injury. However, many people aren’t aware of the important role physical therapy plays in your life as you age. In home physical therapy can help with daily activities such as meals and bathing, basic bed exercises, and more. Physical therapy increases your strength, endurance, independence, and improves your mood!

San Diego Voyager interviewed Dr. Karl Burris of Live Life Physiotherapy to help patients learn how a physical therapist can help with their medical journey, what to look for in a medical provider, what to expect when meeting with a physical therapist, and more about physical therapy for older adults. This is a great read whether you are looking for ways to maintain your own independence, or looking to help a friend or family member.

Conclusion

A physical therapist is an integral component to maintaining your independence as you age.  In our current healthcare system, you need to be assertive and proactive.  Establish a relationship with a physical therapist to make sure you are doing everything you can to prolong the aging process.  If it is a burden to get to an outpatient clinic, find a mobile physical therapist that can come to your care facility, house, or office!

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About Live Life Physiotherapy

Live Life Physiotherapy provides an COVID-19-friendly alternative to traveling to a physical therapy clinic, through mobile physical therapy. In-home visits are available in in San Diego, La Mesa, El Cajon, Santee, and East County Sector of California. Special arrangements can be made for in-person appointments outside of East County. We are in-network with Medicare and can submit Out-of-Network claims for PPOs. Our benefits team checks for eligibility so there are no surprise bills.