physical activity for seniors

Parkinson's disease: how physiotherapy can help

Parkinson's disease: how physiotherapy can help

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder that results from degeneration in the area of the brain that controls movements. This disease affects 1 in 10 adults over 80 and is the second most common degenerative disorder of the central nervous system following Alzheimer disease. With April being Parkinson's disease awareness month, we wanted to share more information on this condition with our readers.

Physical activity: tips to get you moving

Physical activity: tips to get you moving

Meeting the weekly recommended levels of physical activity can be difficult. We all have busy schedules and social events that can get in the way. Here are a few tips to make it more manageable.

Post-hospital syndrome: how physiotherapy can help

Post-hospital syndrome: how physiotherapy can help

After periods of prolonged hospitalization it is common for older adults to experience a decline in their functional performance. Many patients are discharge from acute care settings below their prior level of function and 1 in 12 Canadians is readmitted within 30 days.