With advancing years, you may find that some of the activities that you enjoy are more difficult for you. It is important to stay active even if only gentle activities are possible. If you move too quickly, then you may strain a ligament or have a sprain. Sometimes gentle rest is not sufficient to correct this and you must use the services of a trained professional such as a physiotherapist.
In such cases you should make sure that the therapist is one you are comfortable in working with and who has all the right credentials. This will mean they have completed a series of courses on all of the different aspects of physiotherapy. Some have specialized in geriatric rehabilitation and the problem you may be having may require such services. You should do your homework to make sure you fully understand what you need from the physiotherapist you choose. For more information on the courses that such a professional will have covered, click here for a full listing.
What is just as important as their credentials is that they should be someone who you are comfortable in working with. It is always good to check references from other clients to make sure there are no aspects of performance which you may find undesirable. Different people require different approaches from their therapist and you should not be shy in making sure you receive the treatment that is satisfactory to you.