If you, your spouse or your parent are unable to travel to a clinic or want the convenience of having Physiotherapy in the comfort of your own home, retirement community or even hospital room we will come to you!
Physiotherapy for Seniors
Physiotherapy is a health care profession directed at assessing, evaluating, restoring and maintaining physical function. As we age our lifestyles tend to become more sedentary causing; postural changes , weakness of our muscles and a decrease in our mobility. Our team of Physiotherapists, Kinesologists and athletic therapists will help restore your range of motion, strengthen your muscles and maintain an active lifestyle through passive therapy and supervised prescriptive exercises.
What can Physiotherapy help?
Our Physiotherapists have experience in pre and post care for: knee replacement surgery, hip replacement surgery, recovery from extended hospital stays, pneumonia and significant muscle atrophy.
Osteopathy for Seniors
Getting older is a part of life and is a natural physiological process. One system of the body, which is significantly affected by aging, is the musculo-skeletal system. As we get older, the elasticity present within our body deteriorates and thus increases the chance of injuring the soft tissues and bony structures of the body. It is common for people 55 years and older to suffer the effects of: osteoarthritis, arthritis and joint swelling, Lower back pain and stiffness, early morning stiffness and restricted mobility.
Osteopathy is a gentle, non-invasive form of physical treatment that is particularly suited to dealing with the stresses and strains associated with getting older. It can help seniors to regain lost mobility, flexibility, reduce pain caused by arthritis and help those recovering from Hip and knee replacement surgery.
Acupuncture for Seniors
As a passive alternative to physiotherapy and massage therapy, acupuncture can benefit seniors in many ways. If you are unable to lie prone or issues with limited mobility prevent you from performing your prescriptive exercises or even receiving massage therapy, Acupuncture can help you! Acupuncture is a relatively pain free way to reduce inflammation associated with arthritis or chronic pain. Its a great way to address restricted mobility in the spine and improve functional range of motion. Acupuncture can help manage pain related to osteoporosis and relieve constipation caused by strong medications.
What others are saying
“I have been dealing with In your home therapy now for a couple of months for my elderly mother who is 86 years old and has dementia. They have been fantastic. Very accommodating. The physiotherapist who works with my Mom is amazing. Very patient, works with my mom very well, even makes my mom laugh on every visit. I highly recommend the services of In your home therapy.”
Lesley in Scarborough
Massage Therapy for Seniors
Massage therapy for seniors or Geriatric massage can help to reduce aches and pains one accumulates as they grow older. As we age our posture changes, years of sitting forward and over-work can cause muscle imbalance and weakness that manifests itself in aches and pains of your joints and spine. Geriatric massage can help improve circulation, decrease muscle and joint stiffness, reduce inflammation and arthritis pain.
Dental Cleaning for seniors
If you or a loved one is physically unable to visit your local dental office, An Ontario self initiated registered Dental Hygienist will come to your home with: a portable client chair, stool, an overhead light, portable unit that includes a compressor and suction unit, scalers, ultrasonic scaler, hand piece for polishing and dental insurance forms.
The dental Hygienist will then: review your medical history, provide a thorough intra and extra oral exam, teeth cleaning; scaling, polishing, desensitizing and oral hygiene instruction.
Personal Support Services for seniors
Our Personal Support Workers can assist with tasks of daily living. Including but not limited to; mobility assistance,companionship, bathing, shopping, cleaning, walking, reading, meal preparation, family / care giver reprive.
a PSW can help supplement a physiotherapists care by assisting with range of motion exercises, ambulating and mobilization of the patient and other rehabilitative measures. as well as observe and report clinical and treatment information and any behavioral changes.
“Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) are local agencies that provide information about care options in your area. The CCACs were established by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in 1996 to help the public access government-funded home and community services, and long-term care homes”.
“Community Care Access Centres coordinate services for seniors, people with disabilities and people who need health care services to help them live independently in the community”
If you or a loved one is a senior citizen who recently suffered a fall or injury, have just been released from a hospital stay or is rehabbing a hip or knee replacement. You may qualify for in home care from CCAC.
In Your Home Therapy is a private mobile physiotherapy clinic that often works to supplement the care of CCAC. Before contacting us please check and see if you are eligible for their assistance.
Follow the link for more information: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/ltc/8_home_comm_mn.aspx