We know that remaining active as you get older and having your joints, bones, muscles, and ligaments feeling their best is very important to your overall well-being. At Western Ontario Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation Centre, we understand the specific needs of seniors, including treating the injuries and chronic conditions that impact their day-to-day lives, and we committed to helping them remain active while preventing and treating injuries.
Our services designed specifically for seniors include:
Bone Fit is a program designed by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term care to train Therapists in the treatment and prevention of bone injuries and conditions such as osteoporosis. At WOSI, we have Bone Fit Certified staff who can help seniors learn a wide range of exercises, techniques, and lifestyle adjustments to assist them in strengthening their bones and reducing their risk of injury. We can also help assess their risk factors, including your degree of bone loss and existing conditions, to better understand the challenges you are facing as they relate to osteoporosis and other bone conditions.
The Otago exercise program is a group of strength and balance exercises designed to help reduce falls in seniors and older adults. This program has gained worldwide attention and shown significant results in reducing falls, and the Otago Balance Certified Therapists at Western Ontario Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation Centre can help you learn and get the most out of this program.
Falls can have a significant impact on the lives of seniors – from hospitalization and long-term injuries to reduced independence, they are a serious concern for many older adults. We are dedicated to helping seniors live more active and independent lives, and the Otago Balance Program we offer is just one of the ways we work towards that every day. For more information, contact us today.
We also offer the GLA:D program, which is a neuromuscular rehabilitation program designed to aid in the treatment of Osteoarthritis in the hip and knee. This program is intended to help with moderate to severe pain in the hip and knee and increase stability and function in patients. It can also be a part of pre-operative physiotherapy for patients awaiting joint replacement.
For more information on this program, please visit the GLA:D Canada website.