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Physical Therapy for Senior Citizens

Learn about physical therapy for problems that typically affect senior citizens.

Movement Changes in Patients with Parkinson's Disease
Changes in motor control that often occurs with Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's Disease
A general overview of Parkinson's disease and physical therapy treatment options.

Exercise for People with Parkinson's Disease
Exercise can help improve mobility for people with Parkinson's disease.

Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities
Learn about how to prepare for emergencies if you have a disability.

Physical Therapy Evaluation for Parkinson's Disease
What to expect during a physical therapy evaluation if you have Parkinson's disease.

Fall-Proof Your Home
Make changes to your home environment to help minimize the risk of falling.

Assistance With Mobility in Physical Therapy
Understand the various levels of assistance required to maintain independent functional mobility.

Where Does Balance Come From?
Where does balance come from and how you can improve your balance and prevent falls.

Common Mobility Devices Used in Physical Therapy
Understand the common devices used to help improve safe mobility.

How to Walk With a Standard Walker
These step-by-step instructions will help you learn how to walk with a standard walker.

Choosing and Using Walkers in Physical Therapy
How to choose the best standard or wheeled walker to help with mobility and walking.

Quad Canes to Help with Walking
How to choose and use a quad cane to help with walking.

Physical Therapy for a Colles' Fracture
A Colles' fracture is a common type of wrist fracture. Learn how physical therapy can help improve mobility and function after a Colles' fracture.

Acute Care Physical Therapy
Learn about how an acute care physical therapist can help you when you are in the hospital.

The Timed Up and Go Test
The Timed Up and Go Test can help determine your risk for falling.

The Functional Reach Test in Physical Therapy
Use the Functional Reach Test to assess you overall balance and mobility.

Functional Mobility and Balance Outcome Measurements
Your physical therapist uses various tools to quantify your overall mobility and balance.

Outcome Measurement Tools
Outcome measurement tools can be a useful part of the physical therapy assessment.

The Six Minute Walk Test
The Six Minute Walk Test is a common physical therapy outcome measurement tool.

The Four Phases of Cardiac Rehabilitation
Understand how physical therapists work as a part of the cardiac rehabilitation team.

Sternal Precautions
Sternal precautions after open heart surgery can help protect your breastbone as it heals.

Phase One Acute Cardiac Rehabilitation
If you have had a heart attack or cardiac surgery, physical therapy in the hospital may help you return to normal activity and function.

The Functional Independence Measurement
Learn about the Functional Independence Measruement, a common outcome measurement tool used in physical therapy.

How to Measure Your Own Heart Rate
Measuring your heart rate can help you determine your correct exercise intensity.

The Talk Test
The Talk Test is an easy way to measure your exercise intensity.

Rehabilitation Protocol after a Total Knee Replacement
Learn what to expect from physical therapy week-by-week after your total knee replacement surgery in with this total knee replacement post-operative protocol.

Physical Therapy after Partial Knee Replacement Surgery
If you have had a partial knee replacement surgery, you may benefit from physical therapy to help guide you through your rehabilitation.

Phase 2 Cardiac Rehabilitation: Sub-Acute Outpatient Treatment
Phase 2 cardiac rehabilitation can help you recover after a cardiac event like a heart attack.

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