The geriatric physiotherapist is a physiotherapist who has specialized in the care of elderly people with (complex) health problems through a 3-year master’s program.
Physiotherapy for the elderly in Amsterdam
The geriatric physiotherapist focuses in particular on improving and maintaining the mobility of the body, self-reliance and quality of life in (vulnerable) elderly people.
The patients mainly do exercise therapy, aimed at regaining and dealing with loss of mobility and independence.
The work of the geriatric physiotherapist also includes advising and guiding family members and any caregivers about, among other things, the clinical picture, prognosis, treatment, transfers, daily activities and aids.
Increasing aging population
(physical therapy for the elderly)
Lieneke Eeken, MSc
Caitlin van Essen