Physical therapy for older adults
The body does not heal as fast as it used to and there are more aches and pains than before. First, injury prevention is key to staying moving and keeping you at your best.
Weakness, tightness and stiffness can often lead to injury and pain. Orthopedic physical therapy can help address those problems and get you a plan to avoid further pain and injury. Treatment can involve therapeutic exercises, correction of movement mechanics, and manual therapy.
If life happens and an injury occurs, we can help you get back to your best. Dr. Hansen will focus on rehab of the injury but further evaluate you to ensure you prevent it again and avoid painful movement as you return to your day-to-day.
Sometimes we cannot avoid it but surgery is needed to repair or replace an injured tissue or deteriorated joint. Dr. Hansen has worked with patients of all the area’s orthopedic surgeons to address physical therapy post-operatively. She is mindful to follow post-op protocols and address swelling, pain, and movement as needed following surgery. Getting you back to your usual activities, recreation and sport are top of mind.