When Therapy Ends, We Begin!
THE PLATEAU PARADOX......
and why it can put an end to therapy. Insurance usually provides coverage as long as the patient is showing improvement. However, if improvement stops, even for a few months, coverage usually ends. It may resume once your loved one has lost everything they worked so hard to gain. Insurance does not cover the therapy needed to overcome the plateau and the Nursing Home does not have the staff ortime needed to maintain the patients current level of function. We hear this same story from family members over and over again. So, where does this leave the patient?
Waiting for therapy while their muscles are deteriorating, increasing the chance for a fall. MDC can help. We can come in at the discount rate of a personal trainer with the skill and expertise of a licensed therapist and help maintain or surpass you love ones current level of function.
At MDC, we take the time to carefully assess your condition and medical history and meet with you to discuss your goals. We will customize a rehabilitation plan for you or your love one, using a holistic approach and provide you with the care and options that best fit your lifestyle and your goals.
Our senior population is growing rapidly as is their interest in leading active, fit lives. On the whole, we live longer than we used to, and we all want high-quality living and good health to be a part of our older years. As we grow older, however, we typically become more susceptible to ailments that are linked to aging, and, as a result, we tend to move less. The less we move, the more susceptible we become to a variety of ailments, and so it becomes a truly vicious cycle. Although many of us feel that we should follow the advice of “taking it easy” as we grow older, that is actually what we shouldn’t do.
Extended periods of sitting lead to muscular shortening, tightening and weakening. Lack of weight-bearingactivity contributes to osteoporosis. Lack of movement and stretching leads to joint deterioration and loss of flexibility.
Of grave concern for our senior population is the lack of balance which stems, in part, from sittingrather than standing and from not challenging one’s balance in various positions.
Complications resulting from falls among people over the age of 65 frequently lead to a multitude of serious problems, sometimes culminating in death. Many health concerns have been linked to the sedentary lifestyle.
In light of our growing senior population and the health conditions associated with aging, researchers are beginning to take a closer look at the health concerns of this populationand at how these issues can be addressed.
Yoga with traditional and contemporary therapies are considered by many to be a tremendous tool for combating the concerns of an aging society, helping you live the life you want now.
HOPE IS HERE!
All of our Personal Trainers
are Licensed in Physical Therapy,
Occupational Therapy or Speech Therapy.
We come to you with The skills
of a Licensed Therapist,
but the discount rate of a Personal Trainer.
We want to help!!!
We can treat you or your loved one in your home, nursing home or our studio.