created by Bay Area physical therapist Dr. Carlos R. Sanders DPT in
1998 to address the expanding needs of the elder adult population.
Carlos graduated from Stanford University and obtained his Masters of
Science in Physical Therapy from the University of the Pacific. He went
on to receive his doctorate in physical therapy from North Eastern
University in 2010. He was board certified as a Geriatric Clinical
Specialist in 1996 and has over 20 years of treatment experience. His
vision is to provide a viable private alternative to conventional
channels of health care.
The fundamental goal of Geriactive
is to maintain elder adult physical function and independence. This is
achieved through treating the client's physical deficits, training elder
adults to maintain physical function, and teaching all individuals
involved in their care techniques to maximize independence and enable
long term physical health.
Geriactive strives to employ best practices in the treatment of this patient population in a continued effort to maximize our outcomes.
fastest growing segment of society is the adult population over the age
of 75. The health care industry is straining to meet their needs.
Initially, the industry was focused on the development of primary care
services. This included acute hospitals and rehabilitation centers. An
increased demand for more cost effective sources of health care as well
as the government's need to salvage Medicare and reform healthcare in
general, has led to an increase in the development of secondary care
solutions such as skilled nursing facilities, boarding homes and
residential/retirement communities. These institutions may lack many of
the services needed to help improve and maintain the level of
independence desired by elder adults. Moreover, ever tightening
restrictions on services have drastically curtailed the amount of
therapy an individual can expect under Medicare or managed care
focus is to address some of the gaps created by this push to reform
health care by providing a cost effective private pay alternative to the
elder adult population. An alternative that can improve their
independent function in the community and ultimately return control of
one's health and well being to the individual.