For older adult populations, a geriatric clinician can be an appreciated area of focus. Geriatric care, while not technically defined, often is categorized as adults of the age of 65 and older. The focus here is as much aging with grace and in strength, as preventing chronic conditions through properly dosed physical activity is key to best health.

Common conditions and symptoms treated for by physical therapists include (per the American Physical Therapy Association):

  • Symptoms & Conditions
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Heart Disease and Heart Failure
  • Falls
  • Osteoporosis
  • Frailty
  • Stroke
  • Incontinence


  • No comments yet.
  • Add a comment