Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy

Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2157-7595

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Senthilkumar Thiyagarajan

Senthilkumar Thiyagarajan
Lecturer, Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Therapeutic sciences, Asia Metropolitan University,

  • Research Article
    Targeted Multiple Physical therapy Interventions to Improve Functional Capacity for Elderly Residing at Old Age Home
    Author(s): Senthilkumar ThiyagarajanSenthilkumar Thiyagarajan

    Population ageing remains a global phenomenon in this new millennium and is poised to become a major issue in developing countries. Malaysia, an upper middle income country, with a population of 28 million is no exception. Life expectancy among Malaysian has also risen to 71.7 years for men and 76.5 years for women in 2007. By the end of 2009 63.8% of the total population will be aged between 15 and 64, mean while those above 64 will increase to 4.7%. Increased longevity is not only a triumph for a society but a huge challenge for health systems. This study aims to determine the effectiveness of targeted multiple physical therapy interventions to enhance functional capacity of elderly people livelihood in residential care facilities. The total number of 21elderly individuals ranged from 65 to 97 years (mean age 79 years, 12 men and 9 women) selected by purposive random sampling method.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7595.1000126

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