Milestone Physio & Wellness Clinic


Pediatric And Geriatric Rehabilitation

Arthritis and osteoporosis can tremendously impact elderly patients’ quality of life, limiting their mobility and curtailing the simple tasks of everyday life. If you have been diagnosed with one or both of these conditions, it’s essential to know that physiotherapy can be used to treat them effectively.

The notion of geriatric rehabilitation seems like something from, odd but not until recently when the topic has been coming up more and more in mainstream discussions. So what exactly is it? And how can it benefit your loved one with disabilities? Let’s take a closer look at the concept of pediatric/geriatric rehabilitation and why it’s so important to meet with a physiotherapist at Milestone Physio & Wellness Clinic to help you find a lasting solution to your dilemma. 

What Is Pediatric and Geriatric Rehab?

Pediatric/geriatric rehab is a type of physical therapy that focuses on the rehabilitation of children and older adults. Pediatric rehab usually focuses on children who have undergone surgery or have other conditions, while geriatric rehab may be focused on people with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or other ailments. The goal of this type of treatment is to help patients become more mobile and independent, as well as reduce pain and discomfort.

What Is Pediatric and Geriatric Rehab?

Pediatric rehab is designed for children who are struggling with or have been diagnosed with physical and developmental disabilities. In addition, it is also recommended to help children who need assistance in order to live an independent lifestyle.

Geriatric rehabilitation is designed for adults, usually, those over 65 years old, who are struggling with or have been diagnosed with physical and mental disabilities. Both types of rehabilitation involve a variety of therapeutic treatments, including medication, surgery, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. In addition, pediatric/geriatric rehab may also include speech therapy, which will focus on improving the individual’s communication skills.

What Type of Therapy may be used in Pediatric and Geriatric Rehab?

There are many different therapies that can be used in both types of rehabilitation. The kind of therapy will depend on the needs and diagnosis of the individual undergoing treatment. For example, if an individual has dementia, they might receive psychotherapy, while someone recovering from spinal cord injury might get therapeutic management and rehabilitation services.

However, whatever rehab a patient may require, family members’ support plays an essential role in their care, especially if they live at home during recovery. A trained therapist will work closely with the patient and family members throughout the duration of their stay to provide a personalized care plan that meets their specific needs.

What Are The Benefits?

Pediatric/Geriatric rehabilitation has many benefits, including improved physical and mental health, reduced risk of falls and injuries, increased independence, and the ability to participate in daily life activities. For people with dementia or Parkinson’s disease, it can reduce symptoms and improve their quality of life. Other benefits include:


At Milestone Physio & Wellness Clinic, when you come for your initial appointment, our physiotherapist will interact with you to know the symptoms you are experiencing and how you are feeling at that moment. Thereafter, they will examine your condition to pinpoint the exact cause before developing an individualized treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Your physiotherapist will focus on improving your functions, eliminating symptoms and disorders, easing pain, and providing relief to your overall well-being. As treatment progress, your physiotherapist will educate you and remodify your treatment plan to aid your overall recovery process.

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At Milestone Physio & Wellness Clinic, we specialize in pediatric and geriatric rehabilitation to assist patients in maintaining an independent and healthy lifestyle.

If you or someone you know suffers from age-related limitations, our geriatric rehabilitation therapists are here for you! Give us a call today for more information about how we can help your loved one regain their independence.


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