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Physical Therapy: Keeping Fit Over Fifty

If you are over the age of 50, physical therapy is an essential must to maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. A certified physical therapist will dramatically improve your health and wellness by creating a personalized and well-balanced exercise and injury prevention program.


Physical Therapy: An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.
Start Taking Better Care of Yourself
  • Make sure you are eating a nutritious balanced diet.
  • Walk and be active around the house or at work.
  • Find exercises that you enjoy and do them as often as your body allows.
  • Wear comfortable footwear.
  • Find an exercise buddy to motivate you.
Benefits of Physical Therapy
Stuff happens, we all get bogged down with the day to day. It’s difficult to maintain balance. Physical therapy can help people restore or increase their strength, range of motion, flexibility, coordination, and endurance, while reducing pain, creating balance, and allow patients to do everyday tasks. Eating right and maintaining your overall health and physical strength is one of the best ways to ensure you continue to enjoy good health.
Most of us never go to see the doctor unless we get into trouble.  Don’t wait until you fall and throw your hip out. Most American’s are overweight and unfit. Stop thinking that way, it’s time to re-think our well-being. Let’s get fit and stay healthy. Physical therapy can bring you back, get your energy level up, make you stronger and get you back to doing the things you love. Additionally, physical therapy has been proven to improve your overall well-being, reduce the risk of chronic disease, cancer, and sexual dysfunction. Being physically fit also aides in improving your cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and endocrine systems.


Physical therapy improves mobility and relieves pain, reduces the need for surgery and prescription drugs.


Here are the top reasons why you should make physical therapy a part of your wellness plan:
  • Physical therapy can alleviate the pain associated with cancer, strokes, and Parkinson’s disease.
  • Individuals with arthritis and osteoporosis greatly benefit from physical therapy by improving balance and improve posture which also improves overall health.
  • People with hip fractures or replacements, amputees, and patients with joint aches and pains will also find physical therapy to give them the strength and energy to overcome and off-set the pain associated with being disabled.
  • As we grow older the body starts breaking down. Most Americans over 50 will encounter joint problems. Therapy methods such as aquatic, hot packs, electrical stimulation, and ice will help to reduce swelling and decrease pain.
  • Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are very common for older people and physical therapy helps to strengthen muscles and improve flexibility people with the pain associated with it. Adding movement such as dancing and gardening, that a patient remembers to their routine is very effective and prevents falling.


Ask a doctor if exercise is right for you, then contact a physical therapist.
Moriarty Physical Therapy is a premier physical therapy center located in New York’s Hudson Valley. To find out more about physical therapy or to book your first appointment with a physical therapist, contact Moriarty Physical Therapy at (845) 454-4137 or visit their website.



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Schedule a FREE 15-minute Exploration Visit

Come visit one of our physical therapy clinics in New York or North Carolina and one of our Doctors of Physical Therapy will do a 15-minute consultation to see if physical therapy is right for you. In the consultation, we’ll help determine the source of pain and movement restrictions to see if you would benefit from physical therapy or might need the assistance of another healthcare professional. If so, we’ll make a referral and help speed up achieving your health goal.

You have nothing to lose; the screening is free! And if physical therapy could help you, we can perform the examination right then–even without a prescription–with Direct Access (covered by insurance).

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