Senior care refers to specialized care that is designed to meet the needs and requirements of senior citizens at various stages. Through Physical therapy, we address and treat a variety of ailments and issues faced by this population. As we age, we are often faced with a number of issues to deal with on a day to day basis. These may include problems in balance, coordination, pains in the joints, ligaments or tendons, degeneration of muscles, injury, and tendency of re-injury. Most people 65 and over have some arthritis in their spine, even if they don't have the symptoms. Physical therapy can help offset future symptoms.

Age Related Issues

Physical therapy provides a solution for many age related issues by combining various modalities to improve their overall wellbeing. In general, these issues may include problems in balance, coordination, and pains in the joints, ligaments or tendons, degeneration of muscles, injury, and tendency of re-injury.

Recovery from Injury or Illness

For seniors recovering from injury or illness and for those experiencing chronic pain, physical therapy can help relieve pain and restore physical functions such as flexibility, strength, balance and coordination.

Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

In addition, our Orthopaedic physical therapy addresses issues relating to one’s musculoskeletal system. These include symptoms of severe pain in joints and muscles. Programs targeted to treat these issues help to restore and improve the functions of joints, ligaments and tendons. Specially customized care is provided to treat acute injuries as well.

Goal and Overall Benefits of Physical Therapy for Seniors

Physical therapy is a method of prevention and rehabilitation for various ailments facing elder patients. The goal of physical therapy for seniors is to make daily tasks and activities easier and to make seniors as independent as possible and developing treatment programs for arthritis, chronic injury and pain tolerance.

Physical Therapists educate patients in every session. Patients are taught how to perform daily tasks, protect their body from re-injury, perform exercises at home, and how to make their homes a safer place


  • Senior care is always aimed at improving the endurance of the elderly and helping them cope with the pain they may be experiencing post injury or operations. Physical therapy works to achieve greater mobility and recovery of strength
  • Enhancement of flexibility that helps in reducing muscle tension and joint pain
  • Improve agility to achieve greater tolerance and functionality. improving overall quality of life
  • Reduces pain due to various chronic illnesses.

    At Optimum Rehab Physical Therapy in NYC, you can expect specialized programs that are designed to treat whatever condition you might be facing. We are here to support you in your journey of a more mobile and flexible life.