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Let’s face it, your primary goal has to be successful aging and if that is the case, you have come to the right place. You see, many places treat Seniors like old, decrepit, fragile, and delicate creatures with only comfort and protection in mind. We recommend you stay as far away from those places as possible because they feed the stereotype. You are not that person and you are not going down that path.
Welcome to Function Better. You are wise not old. You are capable of improved strength, endurance, energy, mobility, flexibility, balance, and overall functional capacity just as you were in your 30’s and 40’s. You have the ability to maintain your independence for the rest of your life. You CAN avoid hospitalizations and nursing home admissions. You can feel young again and you can age successfully. You can eat healthier, exercise regularly, and yes, your joints can move again. You can have great influence on how you are able to function the rest of your life. But it doesn’t just happen. You need skilled Doctors of Physical Therapy and their expert guidance.
Aging is a fact of life, successful aging is an opportunity. As you age, without deliberate effort, your Spine and your joints become less mobile. Your muscles shorten, your strength fades, and your balance declines. Your bones can weaken and Arthritis can set in making getting out of bed in the morning a stiff and arduous task. Body fat increases and lean youthful muscle can shrink. Getting in and out of the car and up and down from your soft and cushy couch can become difficult. Aches and pains can surface and wreak havoc on your daily life.All this can change. All this can be improved.
Stick figure exercises are not what you need. You need a comprehensive, customized, functional treatment approach that encompasses all of your needs. If you need improved strength and mobility following a surgical procedure, great. But you also need balance enhancement and stability which can often be neglected because knees or hips are treated as knees or hips. We treat the whole person. We treat YOU. Knees are not just knees and hips are not just hips. These joints are actually “links” and “components” that depend on other links and components for successful functioning. What exactly does that mean? Well, leave that to us….we are YOUR experts.
Avoid the “Cycle of Demise.” When one thing goes, other things are sure to follow if corrective treatment is neglected. For example, You have a bad knee, which places more stress on your foot and hip while walking or climbing stairs. Now you have hip pain or foot pain. When things hurt, we move less and this causes joints to stiffen and muscles to shorten. Now, when you do have to get up and about, you are walking with a bad knee, a painful hip or foot, joints that don’t move correctly and inflexible muscles that are causing further imbalance. Oh and by the way, you are less steady on your feet now and perhaps your Balance is diminished. Poor balance leads to falling and falling leads to injury and hospitalization. Hospitalization means lying in a bed where everything becomes stiffer and less mobile. Your bones don’t get the benefit of activity and loading so they weaken. You get the picture. When something hurts or appears to be declining, see YOUR Doctor of Physical Therapy right away. In the past, it may have been taking some medication and hoping for the best. This method does not promote successful aging. You need a very thorough, skilled examination performed by YOUR Doctor of Physical Therapy so that your underlying issues can be identified early and corrective treatment can be implemented right away. Never wait or hesitate.
At Function Better, we have expert Doctors of Physical Therapy who understand successful aging and who appreciate the fact that “the senior” of the past is not “the wise and able” that you are today. We have tremendous experience with Knee replacements, Hip replacements, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Rotator Cuff injuries, fracture rehabilitation, Vertigo, Dizziness, Balance deficiencies, Back Pain, Sciatica, Joint Pain, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Neurological Disease, and so much more.
And remember, Aging is a fact of life, but successful aging is an opportunity. Your opportunity is one phone call away. We look forward to helping you.