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Generalized Weakness Amongst Seniors

 Generalized Weakness

Generalized weakness is one of the most common medical complaints of seniors in the US. It is characterized by muscle weakness throughout the body. Lack of muscle fitness (deconditioning) is one of the most common causes of muscle weakness. It may occur as a result of an inactive (sedentary) lifestyle.

If muscles are not used then the fibres within the muscles are partially replaced with fat. Weakness may leave you without energy to carry out day-to-day activities, drowsy or tired, sluggish, and uninterested.

There are a constellation of factors that can contribute to a patient becoming weak, deconditioned or “out of shape”. The end result leaves a person unable to safely participate in their desired activities. Activities as simple as self grooming and daily household chores become burdensome and unsafe to successfully complete.

Sportscare physical therapy has an exceptionally trained staff of compassionate therapist that will personally review your entire medical history for contributing factors for generalized weakness and complete an extensive evaluation to establish your deficits and limitations. Once complete, together, both you and your therapist will develop your individualized goals. These benchmarks are established to measure your progress towards regaining a high level of function.

Your therapist will recommend a physical therapy program to address your generalized weakness, instability and low endurance. Your program will be cautiously challenging to allow you to gain confidence, strength and the ability to safely tolerate more and more activity

Please reach out to your nearest Sportscare physical therapy facility to set up an appointment and begin your return to an active life. You have the ability to gain strength, endurance, stamina and safely return to your desired level of activity. Lets get started together.

Please contact a Sportscare Physical Therapy Location to schedule an appointment or text your zip code to 1-844-700-0013 for a location closest to you.

We look forward to meeting you.

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