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Geriatric Certified Specialist or GCS

A geriatric certified specialist (GCS) is a board-certified geriatric specialist. This means they have met the application requirements, continued their education, and passed a written test to demonstrate their advanced knowledge and clinical skills. Our GCS therapists are trained specifically to help seniors prevent and recover from injuries.

A physical therapist that is also a GCS has a deeper understanding of how to treat the following conditions in seniors:

  • Fractures
  • Total Joint Replacements (TJR)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sprains, strains, and other soft tissue damage
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spine problems
  • Cardiovascular/pulmonary
  • Diabetes
  • Balance & falls
  • Acute infections
  • Peripheral circulation compromise
  • Stroke rehab
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Dementia/mental illness
  • Amputation rehab
  • Lymphedema
  • Peripheral vascular and wounds
  • Frailty
  • And others, such as obesity, cancer, and autoimmune disease.

At Capstone Physical Therapy, we are proud to offer innovative therapy technologies suitable for seniors like the AlterG Anti Gravity Treadmill. Visit our Lynden or Bellingham clinic to try walking and even running in a gentle, fall-safe environment.