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Geriatrics

Master clinicians at Rehab Specialists have more than 60 years of combined geriatric rehab experience. We believe that the clinical presentation and management of geriatric related musculoskeletal issues should be addressed by therapist who has experience and training in the field. Our therapists hold both in home, in patient as well as outpatient experience in treating seniors.

  • Lymphedema therapy
  • Vestibular rehab (Dizziness)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • General weakness
  • Difficulty walking
  • Balance disorders and fall prevention
  • Vertigo
  • Adaptive equipment

Balance deficits and falls in the geriatric population can be attributed to degenerative changes in the aging process, lack of activity, and loss of function of any of our body systems. The body systems mainly involved in balance and fall reduction are the visual system (eyes), vestibular system (inner ears), and proprioceptive system ( body's sense of where it is in space). Some common symptoms experienced could be a sensation of dizziness or vertigo, difficulty maintaining upright position or staggering, trouble in attaining standing, disorientation, feeling light headed, and even problems reading or seeing.

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