The body undergoes changes as it ages. The body loses some of its elasticity and ability to adapt. There also may be accumulated injuries and postural stress during those years, often resulting in repetitive strain injuries, stiffness and degenerative changes. There may also be health issues such as high blood pressure, digestive and circulatory disorders and arthritis which can take a toll on the body and deplete your energy levels.
Quality of life is especially important for this age group when there are increasing concerns about loss of independence and mobility.
Osteopathy can help greatly during this time. I will take a full case history to gain an understanding of present and previous problems and how the body has been affected so far. I will carry out a full examination to reach a diagnosis. I will then explain the diagnosis and how Osteopathy can help you.
Osteopathic treatment and advice can help to improve mobility, circulation and immune function, and reduce joint stiffness so that the older person can enjoy a full and active life. Treatment aims to improve and maintain health and prevent further injury.