Exercise and Movement-based Therapies in Geriatric Pain Management.

Exercise and Movement-based Therapies in Geriatric Pain Management.

Exercise is often recommended for older adults with pain, but pain itself is often a barrier to increased activity. This article reviews the evidence on the impact of various forms of exercise and related movement therapies on older adults with pain problems. The literature is reviewed with respect to published guidelines.

When prescribing exercise, it is important to consider appropriate intensity, type, and duration of exercise as well as incorporating a plan for progression. Strategies to ensure adherence to exercise programs are also important.

Scott BuxtonResearch article posted by: Scott Buxton

My name is Scott and I am currently the editor of physiospot.

Away from the keyboard I am extended scope physiotherapist working in ED and an acute frailty unit specialising in rapid assessment and discharge of acutely unwell frail older people.

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