Rehabilitation for Seniors
Seniors are often burdened with chronic musculoskeletal conditions, and require specialized rehabilitative care to take charge of their health and maintain a more active, independent lifestyle.
According to the American Heart Association, physically inactive people are twice as likely to develop coronary heart disease than their active counterparts. Which means regular exercise or activities that get you moving for 30 to 60 minutes each day can help you avoid cardiovascular health problems.
SportFit is currently a licensed Medicare provider. We provide personalized care to meet the unique needs of seniors, and work to help them maintain their health following therapy. Medicare places caps on physical therapy reimbursement to providers, often making it difficult for patients to continue on to a healthier, more independent lifestyle. This can create a gap between discharge from rehab and the truly independent, active life they want to lead.
At SportFit, we focus on bridging that gap. If a senior still needs physical therapy, we offer cash rates and packages that make it affordable for seniors to meet their goals. We can transition seniors into the fitness center and custom-tailor programs for them, focusing on their goals in life and recreation, as well as their limitations.
At our Biltmore facility, we have a large pool for aquatic rehab and fitness programs. This is helpful for seniors with joint replacements, arthritis, back pain and other conditions. In the past, seniors who undergo certain surgical procedures would have to give up their favorite sport to prevent reinjury. Today, with the advancements in modern physical therapy, even a condition as serious as a total hip or knee joint replacement does not mean that seniors must stop playing their favorite sport or engaging in their favorite activity. With proper rehabilitation, even those seniors can safely return to tennis, golf, baseball, softball, swimming or any other activity they enjoy.
It’s never too late to improve your physical health and conditioning. At SportFit, we can help. To learn more about how we can help, call us today.