I feel as though they often neglect their health by being overwhelmed with daily stressors and/or the fear of the end being near. Physical therapy is very important and necessary for the elderly. We all know that as we age our body slows down and our joints can become stiffer. This is why it is critical that we keep our geriatric population active to decrease the chances of injury and maintain mobility.
In my journey of becoming a physical therapist, I also inspire to become a geriatric care specialist. I will aim to educate my geriatric patients on the importance of remaining active and its benefits, physically and mentally. I will also express that the positive influence geriatrics receive from those around them uplifts them to have something to live for. My ultimate goal is to encourage the geriatric population that age is nothing but a number and old is just word. With the proper exercise and psychosocial support, they will be able to live happy, healthier, and fulfilling lives like they