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Yardwork and gardening can be very rewarding and pleasurable activities for all ages. Bending, stretching, and pulling weeds from standing or sitting is great physical exercise. However, it can often lead to back pain, sore muscles, joint aches, and injuries…especially for older adults.
How Can Outpatient Therapy Help?
Physical and Occupational Therapists use evidence-based interventions to address sleep issues and promote optimal sleep performance. Therapy can help by addressing conditions that may be causing poor sleep quality such as pain, decreased range of motion, depression, and anxiety. Additionally, therapy can help with establishing good bedtime routines, managing pain and fatigue, or addressing other barriers that make bedtime difficult like getting in and out of bed and trips to the restroom at night.