Tired of hearing “You’re just getting older?” Then a functional evaluation designed for people over the age of 60 may be just the thing you need to put your mind at ease.
As we age, our bodies endure years of wear and tear. Throughout this process, bones naturally shrink in size and density, strength dissipates, and suddenly we are not as flexible as we once were. These factors can significantly affect our ability to perform everyday activities, such as carrying groceries, going upstairs or walking the dog.
A functional senior evaluation assesses a person’s physical state and addresses specific goals around daily function and movement. Consisting of a series of tests that compare an individual’s level of physical ability to the benchmark norms for age groups between 60 and 90 years old, the evaluation assesses posture, flexibility, range of motion, strength, balance, cardio endurance, and gait. Recommended as part of an individual’s annual wellness visits, the evaluation requires a physician’s referral, and is typically covered by most insurance plans.
The professionals at Pivot Physical Therapy offer Functional Evaluation for Seniors to help patients achieve the highest level of functional ability in performing daily activities. They design a customized plan of care prescribed and coordinated with the individual, caretaker, and physician, with the goal of helping to prevent problems before they begin.
To schedule a Functional Evaluation for Seniors, or for more information, contact the experts at Pivot Physical Therapy at 844.PIVOT.PT, or visit PivotPhysicalTherapy.com
By Pivot Physical Therapy