Participating in regular exercise is one of the best things you can do to stay healthy as you age.
Exercise has been shown to reduce the risk of developing many diseases, and to slow the progression of disease and disability. Regular participation has also been shown to help people feel less tired, combat depression, improve posture, reduce falls, strengthen bones and muscles, keep joints healthy and mobile, lose weight, reduce stress, improve circulation, and maintain mobility and independence. Unfortunately, less than 5% of Canadian seniors currently meet the Public Health Agency of Canada’s minimum weekly physical activity recommendations, meaning that most are missing out on these health benefits.
At Synergy, our Active Aging experts are well equipped to design personalized fitness programs, treat aches and injuries, and help seniors of all ages and abilities keep active as they age. Let us help you feel the best you’ve felt in years.
At Synergy we are proud to offer one-on-one physiotherapy treatments, where all of your appointment time is spent directly with your therapist. Our physiotherapists have postgraduate training in manual and manipulative therapy, acupuncture, osteopathy, and Pilates.
Some of the services we offer include:
- Surgical Prehab and Rehab
- Pain Management
- Neuroanatomical Acupuncture
- Manual Therapy
- Postural Education
- Fall Prevention & Balance Training
- Pelvic Floor Re-Education and Incontinence Treatment
- Healthy Aging Assessment and Exercise Prescription
- Exercise counselling and programs for people with osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes, dementia, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer, fibromyalgia, poor balance, and many other health conditions.
Wondering whether you’re getting enough exercise?
The Public Health Agency of Canada recommends that adults of all ages (from 18 to 118) participate in 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise, as well as at least two days of strengthening exercises, every week. For more information, check out the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Physical Activity Tips for Older Adults.