Activities of Daily Living: How Physical Therapy Can Help

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Activities of Daily Living: How Physical Therapy Can Help

Activities of Daily Living (ADL) are routine activities that people take part in every day without needing assistance. We all often learn how to do these things at a young age, but as we get older, especially as elders we may need assistance with completing these day to day activities. Advance At Home Physical Therapy provides Physical Therapy on Long Island and Queens which can help make these everyday tasks easy for you like they once were!

What are some activities of daily living?

  • Dressing
  • Bathing
  • Grooming
  • Walking
  • Toileting
  • Preparing meals
  • Eating
  • Maintaining the home
  • Driving
  • Laundry
  • Transferring- getting in and out of bed or getting oneself from seated to standing

Advance At Home Physical Therapy on Long Island will help treat:

  • Pain
  • Balance issues
  • Poor endurance
  • Trouble walking
  • Poor muscle strength
  • Flexibility

Which all contribute to preventing those from completing the activities of daily living that are listed above.

By treating problems such as balance issues and poor endurance during physical therapy, you will gain strength in your muscles again. In the long run, this will help with preventing slips and falls. You may not realize it, but being a slow walker is something that contributes to falling. The exercises that you will learn through attending physical therapy will enhance your walking speed, allowing for safer and more functional walking abilities. This will increase your mobility, balance, strength and overall coordination.

By utilizing physical therapy on Long Island we will be able to teach you the proper way to help you improve your range of motion, and most importantly your safety when it comes to completing your everyday routine and activities of daily living. Those elderly people who are taking part in physical therapy will gain strength and balance, but also an entirely new sense of confidence.


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