Geriatric Program

Geriatric Program in Brooklyn, New York

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Arthritis is second only to cardiac disease as the most common reason people visit their doctor. Arthritis prevalence increases with age. Approximately 50 percent of adults from 65 years or older reported an arthritis diagnosis. The number of affected persons from ages 65 years and older is estimated to nearly double to 41 million by 2030. Most importantly, arthritis threatens the most basic of human needs – the desire to maintain the quality of life through MOVEMENT.

The Crown Rehab and Wellness Geriatric Program is specifically formulated to target issues such as arthritis that afflict people as they grow older. Special attention was given in developing a safe but highly effective protocol that incorporates gentle, research-tested manual procedures with specialized exercises, and most advanced pain relieving equipment. When combined, it produces safe, fast, and long-lasting results. Thus, giving patients a safe alternative to painful, expensive surgeries as well as injections and medications with numerous harmful side effects. By following our program, our patients will be able to enhance their quality of life, decrease the risk of falls, and maintain or improve function in various activities.

Some of the individualized, one-on-one techniques that will be incorporated into your treatment for Physical Therapy in Crown Heights and Bed Stuy, Brooklyn NY will include massage, myofascial release, gentle joint manipulation, balance training, vestibular training, neuromuscular re-education, isometric and isotonic strengthening exercises, as well as a stretching program.

People over 65 years of age who were diagnosed with one or more of the following ailments will benefit best from this program:

  • Arthritis (Osteoarthritis, Gout, Rheumatoid, Psoriatic)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Recurrent Falls
  • Loss of Balance
  • Gait Impairment
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Tendon/Meniscus Repair Surgery
  • Tendinitis
  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Stroke
  • Stenosis/Sciatica/Low Back Pain

Benefits of Geriatric Program are as follows:

  • Pain relief within 1-3 sessions
  • Restore joint/muscle flexibility
  • Improved muscle strength
  • Improved balance and coordination
  • Improved endurance and reaction time
  • Avoid surgical intervention
  • Restore functional mobility
  • Improved quality of life
  • Fall prevention
  • Prevent future recurrence of your symptoms

Keep in mind that not all rehabilitation centers are the same. Be wary of therapists that don’t get you better within the first few sessions, that see you once and pass you on to supporting staff for treatment, that uses phrases like “no pain, no gain”, as well as doctors that prescribe medications and injections that will only mask your symptoms. Thus, even if you had prior treatment for your back and neck issues that wasn’t successful, contact us for your free consultation.

With the help of our specialized program, we will get to the root of your pain and cure it once and for all. Do not delay as your ailments and functional limitations will only get worse with time and will be more difficult to treat, schedule your appointment for Therapy Services today!