Physical therapy is an essential part of our service line. It helps our patients recover from an illness, injury, surgery to help them restore function, reduce pain and improve their quality of life. Pallatus physical therapy is centered on maintaining mobility, freedom, and flexibility so keep patients agile and active.
Physical Therapy Complements
Palliative and Hospice Care
Physical therapy is particularly important for aging or sickly adults because it helps maintain an independent lifestyle. We want patients to live their lives comfortable, pain-free and as active as possible.
Benefits of Physical Therapy
Reducing the risk of falls:
Patients often require physical therapy to recover from a fall. Perhaps they twisted their ankle, cracked their hip or sustained another injury; physical therapy would help them recover from that injury. However, physical therapy can also help improve balance and strength, preventing falls from happening again in the future.
Lowering the risk of injuries:
Physical therapy helps patients learn how to maintain stability when on the move so they can be more independent and move freely without assistance for as long as possible.
Patients with chronic conditions, such as arthritis or osteoporosis, may benefit from physical therapy as it helps to alleviate discomfort and prevent future symptoms. It may also help reduce reliance on prescription drugs.
Effective Physical Therapy Interventions in Palliative and Hospice Care
Physical therapists at Pallatus are trained to work with sick and aging adults to help them maintain function and freedom. Geriatric physical therapy places a special emphasis on aging adults to treat age-related conditions, such as osteoporosis, joint replacement, balance disorders, and arthritis. We also provide physical therapy for neurological conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and Parkinson’s. The goal of this form of physical therapy is to improve the mind-body relationship and help patients regain the function that they may have lost due to their condition. At Pallatus, we understand that not every patient may fully improve with physical therapy due to the progression of their illness. In these situations, the goal is to help patients maintain their current function, range of motion and independence.