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Physiotherapy In Older Adults With Osteoarthritis

 Physiotherapy In Older Adults With Osteoarthritis

physical therapy

Changing habits to lose weight and prevent injury during exercise, education, joint protection of the patient relaxation techniques, counseling and use of appropriate footwear are all forms of prevention and treatment of osteoarthritis of the elderly.

Physical therapy is aimed at strengthening the muscles around the joint with use of assistive devices, it provides patients with their mobility promotes stability and reduces the load on joints.

It is also used for its beneficial effect of routine aerobic exercise and aquatic therapy to improve function and pain. The strengthening of the quadriceps in the elderly may delay the loss of muscle mass decrease pain, improve motion, strength of the knee joint trauma and decrease Many patients become more confident in ambulation after performing a prescribed physical therapy program.