Geriatric Physiotherapy in Vancouver

NRG offers specialized physiotherapy to help Vancouver’s elderly improve mobility and maintain independence. Our experienced therapists are committed to providing focused, effective care.

Soft Tissue Mobilization Vancouver

Dedicated Physiotherapy for a Healthier Senior Life

At Northwest Rehab Group, we specialize in geriatric physiotherapy tailored to meet the unique needs of older adults. Our programs are designed to offer more than just treatment; they provide a pathway to revitalized physical health and sustained independence. Each patient receives a personalized treatment plan after a thorough assessment, developed by our skilled physiotherapists to target specific health goals and challenges. From improving joint mobility and rebuilding strength to enhancing coordination, our goal is to help you achieve the highest level of function and comfort.

We go beyond immediate treatment. Our approach includes educating patients on maintaining and enhancing their health through lifestyle changes and self-managed exercises, ensuring the benefits of our therapy extend well beyond our clinic doors.

What to Expect

Why Consider Geriatric Physiotherapy?

As we age, maintaining physical health is essential for independence. Northwest Rehab Group’s geriatric physiotherapy targets not just current ailments but also helps prevent them. Our treatments effectively alleviate pain, enhance mobility, and improve balance, empowering you to manage your health independently, ensuring your golden years are active and comfortable.

Initial Assessment
45 min
Subsequent Treatment
30 min
Subsequent Treatment
15 min

Ready to improve your quality of life? Contact Northwest Rehab Group today to schedule a consultation and discover how our geriatric physiotherapy services can help you live your best years with strength and confidence.


Learn about our geriatric physiotherapy services, designed to address specific health conditions and improve recovery.

What is geriatric physiotherapy?

Geriatric physiotherapy is a specialized field of physical therapy that focuses on the unique needs of older adults. It aims to enhance mobility, reduce pain, improve balance and strength, and help seniors maintain independence in their daily activities. At Northwest Rehab Group, our geriatric physiotherapy services are designed to address a variety of age-related health issues, including arthritis, osteoporosis, balance disorders, and recovery from joint replacements or other surgeries.

How can geriatric physiotherapy benefit me or my loved one?

Geriatric physiotherapy offers numerous benefits, including improved mobility, increased strength, reduced pain, and enhanced quality of life. Regular physiotherapy can help prevent falls by improving balance and coordination. It also supports better health management through therapeutic exercises tailored to individual capabilities and needs, fostering greater independence at home and in the community. At Northwest Rehab Group, our therapists work closely with each patient, developing personalized treatment plans that maximize these benefits.

What types of treatments are involved in geriatric physiotherapy?

Our geriatric physiotherapy treatments include a range of therapeutic exercises, manual therapy, and pain management techniques tailored to the elderly. We use exercises to increase strength, enhance flexibility, and improve heart health; manual therapy to manipulate or mobilize tissues and joints; and various modalities like ultrasound or electrical stimulation to manage pain. Each treatment plan is customized based on the patient’s specific conditions and health goals.

Can geriatric physiotherapy help with recovery from surgery?

Absolutely, geriatric physiotherapy is highly effective in aiding recovery after surgeries, particularly those common in older adults, such as hip or knee replacements. Our targeted therapy programs focus on reducing pain, minimizing scar tissue, restoring mobility, and strengthening the muscles around the surgery site. At Northwest Rehab Group, our therapists are experienced in post-operative care and will work closely with you to ensure a safe and efficient recovery process, adapting the therapy as you progress and regain strength.

How does physical therapy differ from other forms of exercise for elderly patients?

Physical therapy, particularly tailored for elderly patients, involves specialized exercises and treatments designed by physical therapists to address specific health concerns like chronic pain, mobility issues, and muscle mass loss. Unlike general fitness services, physical therapy is scientifically crafted to enhance daily life and functionality, reducing the increased risk of falls and injuries.

Can physiotherapy help seniors who are losing muscle mass and strength?

Yes, our physical therapists specialize in creating personalized programs that counteract the effects of muscle mass loss in seniors. By engaging in targeted exercises, seniors can regain strength, improve their ability to perform everyday activities, and maintain their independence.

How does your clinic prioritize the health of its elderly patients?

The health and safety of our elderly patients are our top priorities at our physiotherapy clinic. We ensure that all treatments and fitness services are administered with the utmost care and professionalism, with a focus on reducing any potential risks and enhancing overall well-being.

How long does it take to see results from geriatric physiotherapy?

The time it takes to see results from geriatric physiotherapy can vary depending on the individual’s condition, the severity of their symptoms, and their overall health. However, many patients notice improvements in mobility and reductions in pain within just a few sessions. Long-term benefits, such as increased strength and improved balance, typically require consistent participation in prescribed therapy activities over several weeks or months. Our therapists at Northwest Rehab Group are committed to helping patients achieve the best possible outcomes and will adjust treatment plans as needed to meet each patient’s evolving needs.

Is geriatric physiotherapy safe for all seniors?

Yes, geriatric physiotherapy is generally safe for all seniors. Our qualified therapists at Northwest Rehab Group are trained to assess each patient’s unique health status and medical history to ensure that all treatments are safely administered. We closely monitor all sessions to adjust the therapy as needed, ensuring safety and maximizing the effectiveness of the treatment.

What should I expect during my first visit for geriatric physiotherapy?

Your first visit to Northwest Rehab Group will begin with a comprehensive assessment conducted by one of our skilled geriatric physiotherapists. This assessment will include a detailed discussion about your medical history, current health issues, and personal health goals. We will also perform a physical evaluation to assess your mobility, strength, balance, and other relevant functions. Based on this information, we will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to address your specific needs and improve your overall function. This initial session is an opportunity for you to express any concerns and ask questions regarding your proposed therapy plan.

What should I expect during my first visit for geriatric physiotherapy?

Understanding insurance coverage can be confusing. At Northwest Rehab Group, we aim to make this process as smooth as possible. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to understand the specifics of your coverage for geriatric physiotherapy services. Our clinic staff can also assist you with insurance queries; we can help verify your benefits, explain your coverage, and process insurance claims on your behalf. If you have any specific questions about billing or insurance policies, please do not hesitate to contact our office directly.

What role do physical therapists play in managing chronic pain for seniors?

Physical therapists at our physiotherapy clinic are highly trained in techniques that alleviate chronic pain without the reliance on prescription drugs. They work closely with other health care professionals to provide a comprehensive approach that includes pain management, mobility enhancement, and therapeutic exercises specifically beneficial for seniors.

What collaborative care can I expect at your physiotherapy clinic?

At our clinic, we believe in a multidisciplinary approach to health care. Our physical therapists collaborate with other health care professionals, such as nutritionists and occupational therapists, to provide comprehensive care that addresses all aspects of senior health. This integrated approach ensures that each patient receives the optimal support for their unique health needs.

What services do you provide to help seniors with mobility issues?

Our clinic offers a range of physiotherapy services designed to help seniors overcome mobility issues and improve their quality of life. These services include personalized exercise programs, manual therapy, and pain management techniques, all tailored to help seniors enhance their mobility and reduce the risk of falls.

If you have further questions or if our FAQs didn’t cover your concerns, please reach out to us directly. We’re here to assist you.