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Holistic Measures To Aging Gracefully

Nov 4, 2019

Holistic Measures To Aging Gracefully | AICA OrthopedicsWe’ve all been there, staring at ourselves in the mirror wondering how in the world years have gone by so quickly. As you stare at yourself, you go over each wrinkle or think about all the aches and pains you endure regularly now due to your age.

A Pain-Free Life

What if there was a way to turn back the clock and add pain-free days onto the golden years of your life? Believe it or not, physical therapy may be your ticket to being pain-free.

1. Living with pain can be a thing of the past

Chronic pain affects more than you may think, with an astounding 100 million Americans suffering every day. When dealing with chronic pain may endure lost wages due to the inability to perform daily tasks like going to work or expensive medical treatments that only put a band-aid on the pain. With physical therapy, chronic pain can be managed through exercise, pain management techniques, and education through the guidance of a physical therapist which ultimately enhances your quality of life.

2. Age is just a number

Just because you are blowing out a larger number of candles on your birthday cake every year does mean you are losing your ability to grow stronger. Even in your 60’s 70’s, strength building is possible. When working with a skilled physical therapist, you can begin resistance training to build stronger muscles, which will prevent your body from deteriorating and becoming fragile.

3. Surgery may not be the only way

Some injuries may require the need for surgery, but surgery is not the answer to everything! A holistic approach to pain management, such as physical therapy, can help you avoid costly medications and treatments, as well as surgery.

4. Exercise is the key to longevity

With diseases like osteoporosis and heart disease affecting a high amount of our senior citizens, finding a way to combat these diseases should be a top priority.

So, how can society fight back against a debilitating condition as well as the leading cause of death in Americans over 60?

When engaging in physical therapy and regular exercise, the body is developing strength and improved balance, which decreases your chance of falling and becoming injured. With improved balance and stronger muscles, independence can be achieved longer.

5. You don’t have to live with bladder problems

We know, it’s awkward to talk about. But more than 13 million Americans have bladder leakage. Don’t spend years relying on pads or rushing to the bathroom. Seek help from a physical therapist.

Our Atlanta physical therapists are highly skilled and capable of helping you achieve your goals and managing chronic pain along the way. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of physical therapy has to offer, contact our office today at (404) 855-2141 for an appointment!


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