RIVERTON, UT, January 06, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Experts with In-Home Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Specialists, or HomePT, a visiting physical therapy practice in Salt Lake, Utah, broke down health resolutions for 2018 into simple tasks for the 55+ community.
According to Statistic Brain, only nine percent of people actually achieve their New Year's resolution by the end of the year. With this tip sheet, HomePT hopes to encourage seniors to make positive changes to their lifestyle, resulting in a happier and better quality of life.
- Prevent falls by inspecting the home for trip hazards. Rug glue or rubber grips may be used to secure rugs on tile or hardwood floor. Grab bars should be installed in the shower and next to the commode.
- Strengthen stability through vestibular rehabilitation, which addresses weakness relating to vertigo, dizziness and imbalance.
- The bed should the support needs of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar discs. Replace the mattress if neck or back pain exists after sleeping.
- Ask a physical therapist to demonstrate the proper technique for rolling over and moving in and out of bed to increase mobility and avoid pain, as well as moving into a neutral sleep position to improve sleep.
- Spend 15 to 30 minutes every day doing a physical activity, such as dancing with the grandchildren or taking a walk around the neighborhood to build endurance and strength.
- A personal home workout routine can address areas of weakness, such as building abdominal strength, increasing range of motion, or independent mobility.
- Each prescription drug should be reviewed for the intended use and expiration date. Expired or unneeded medication must be properly disposed.
- Follow up with a doctor to determine if existing problems can be supplemented or completely replaced with physical therapy.
The senior community can take control and even improve their health by following these guidelines. It is important to realize they are not alone in their journey, as many physical therapy practices, such as In-Home Physical Therapy, are fully covered by Medicare and other insurance policies.
"I have found that physical therapy care in the home is the most effective way to improve one's quality of life," said David Wetzel, physical therapist with HomePT. "It is convenient, comfortable, and most practical."
The physical therapists with HomePT solely conduct house calls to provide personal and thorough care to their patients. In addition to tending for patients, HomePT has visited several retirement communities and aging adult services centers to discuss diabetes, neuropathy, water therapy and other topics in an effort to educate and empower senior citizens.
ABOUT HOMEPT: In-Home Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Specialists, or HomePT, is a visiting physical therapy practice in Salt Lake County, Utah. HomePT caters to individual special needs and comfort by performing nearly all services in the patients' homes. Learn more or schedule a consultation at http://www.homephysicaltherapyslc.com, or call (801) 448-1770.
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