Are you an athlete? Or does your daily routine involve a lot of physical and strenuous activities? If so, you most likely have a personal physiotherapist. However, you don't have to be in the sports industry or be performing strenuous activities to need a physiotherapist, also known as a physio.
A physio is a qualified practitioner with skills to treat deformities, diseases and injuries using physical methods such as exercise, heat treatment and massage.
There are many reasons why elderly people should visit a podiatrist on a regular basis. Here are two of these reasons.
Their failing eyesight may make it harder for them to spot foot problems
Most people become long-sighted after they reach middle age; this can make it difficult to see clearly when they look at an object up close. Then, as they reach their sixties and seventies, a lot of people also develop cataracts and other age-related sight issues, such as macular degeneration.