Geriatric physiotherapy

We train people who are experiencing multiple complaints or problems at the same time, or who are at risk of losing their independence.

Those who are becoming older, or who see their physical condition deteriorating, may seek help from the physiotherapist for older people (MSc in geriatric physiotherapy). The geriatric physiotherapist specialises in caring for older people, and in particular vulnerable patients of an advanced (biological) age who suffer from complex health problems.

These are not necessarily elderly people: we also care for those with neurological complaints such as a stroke, MS, ALS and Parkinson’s. The main goal is always to preserve independence in the broadest sense of the word. This also applies to those rehabilitating from surgery, such as a knee or hip replacement. For information about the ParkinsonNet.

Patients principally undergo remedial therapy, which aims to help them recover physical capacity and deal with a loss of mobility and independence. This includes mobility problems at home and elsewhere. Our services specifically include advice and support, which we also offer in collaboration with other healthcare providers.

We work with older people who live at home, including in the Flesseman centre or in sheltered housing. Although it is not strictly necessary, a referral from your GP is an advantage – particularly in the case of multiple complaints and medications.

We train older people who wish to improve their muscle strength, flexibility and condition.

To this end, we have set up the Spierkrachttraining voor Senioren (Muscle Strength Training for Senior Citizens) project. We operate this project in partnership with Sportcity Waterlooplein. This project is not covered by the basic health insurance scheme. Click here for more information or if you have any questions.