The short answer is yes. However, there are some considerations to be made. Physical therapists go through years of training to be qualified to diagnose and treat individuals of all ages with illnesses, injuries, or other medical conditions, but also work with people with the desire to be healthier or have an interest in preventive care.
Our body is our way to understand and interact with the world around us. There is no one deciding factor that determines whether someone with a mobility impairment needs physical therapy. However, there is no reason for the uncertainty. PT has to be prescribed by a doctor and conducted by registered and certified professionals.
It is essential for people of all ages to determine the reason behind their mobility issues. Sometimes, a loss of balance is not the result of a mobility impairment, but a physical disorder that should be diagnosed and treated by our primary provider or ENT specialist. Symptoms like dizziness, vertigo, or imbalance should be checked up on by a specialist. A patient can undergo a balance test to help determine the underlying cause of the issue and point the physician to the best possible solution.