With Aging, Active Clientele, Physical Therapists in Demand
Physical therapy has become increasingly popular in recent years as a result of seniors becoming more active in sports and exercise. “It seems like what people are doing now in their 70s is what people used to do in their 50s,” said one physical therapist in Spokane, Washington, who has several older clients that still ski regularly. There is even a concern that there will be a shortage of therapists in the future. The results, however, have been very positive for most older adults who find that therapy improves their motion and physical abilities. It will likely continue to be a common method of rehabilitation for older people as they practice active aging.