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How Physical Rehabilitation Can Redefine Aging

According to the World Health Organization, the number of people over 60 years of age will double in the next 30 years. All across the world, people are living longer. More than 125 million people are 80 years old or older. Because aging is associated with chronic health conditions and physical degeneration, physical rehabilitation can help you stay agile and strong in your senior years.

Physical rehabilitation is a health care specialty that focuses on soft tissue therapies and specific exercises to optimize your body functions. Many people choose physical therapy after an injury, accident, illness, or surgery. 

At Elite Integrative Medical in Beverly Hills, California, our team helps you utilize rehabilitation therapy to redefine the aging process. Here are some of the ways rehab can help you or your older loved ones:

Better balance

As you age, you are at an elevated risk for fall-related injuries or death. The Centers for Disease Control reports that 20% of falls result in a broken bone or a head injury. Our team helps you improve your strength, posture, and flexibility with gentle stretches and exercises that restore your balance and reduce your risk of falling. 

Decreased pain

By strengthening your muscles and bones with targeted exercises, you can better support spine and body weight to take the pressure off of the joints and nerves that are causing pain. Many older people suffer from the nearly debilitating symptoms of arthritis. We show you how to use proper body mechanics to minimize and alleviate your chronic pain.

Improved flexibility

Because of age-related degeneration and lack of movement, your joints and muscles become stiff. We work with you to increase your range of motion so you can move easily and freely. 

Protection against disease

By optimizing your ability to move easily and often, you can safely exercise and stay physically active, which is a critical factor in preventing many chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease.

Our team offers a comprehensive range of rehabilitation services, including:

We customize your treatment to address your specific movement needs and goals. Your care plan may include the use of walking, cycling, resistance bands, water exercises, or strength training. To improve your overall well-being, get started with a physical rehabilitation therapy consultation by calling now or requesting an appointment online.

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