By combining 25 years of physical therapy experience with a specialized certification in senior fitness, my business serves our growing population who desire to remain in their own residence as they age. This service focuses on establishing individual programs to help seniors maintain independence and safely perform activities of daily living.
Following a complimentary consultation, an assessment will be scheduled. Senior fitness testing will reveal any deficits in strength, flexibility, posture, gait, endurance and balance. These findings, along with obtaining client information on related difficulties, provide the basis for planning and establishing goals. A functional exercise program is initiated and progressed accordingly. Fall prevention and fall recovery techniques are implemented as needed.
Seniors with chronic conditions are encouraged to consider my specialized service. My tenure of managing the Veterans Administration’s Adult Day Health Care PT Department has provided a vast array of experience in establishing and progressing exercise regimes for a variety of age-related conditions.
For recuperating seniors who may be concluding home-based physical therapy, my complimentary consultation can be utilized for meeting both the client and therapist prior to discharge. Continuity of care can be established for further monitoring and progression of established exercise programs.
Understanding my client’s medical history and working closely with their medical team will be a priority in maintaining a safe and effective practice.
In addition to 60- and 90-minute sessions, I also offer an all-inclusive three-hour session which provides additional companionship time and possible caregiver respite. Please feel free to explore my website for introductory prices and details.
Susan Panaro, PTA, SSF
ISSA Certified Specialist in Senior Fitness
NYS Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant