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There are many current barriers to participating in exercise and physical therapy in the elderly. Using reputable online resources, we created a handout containing a list of exercises that can be completed safely at home without equipment. It was designed for elderly individuals, as inactivity tends to increase with age and this population is particularly vulnerable to the deleterious effects of inactivity. The strength and flexibility exercises primarily target the back, hips and core, common problem areas in the elderly. The handout will contain links to further resources for more in-depth physical therapy exercises and will be tailored for administration in a primary care setting.
Colchester Family Medicine
Elderly, Physical Therapy, Exercise
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Holden, William, "Exercise and Physical Therapy in the Elderly" (2021). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 702.