If you are starting to feel the symptoms of old age creeping in, or you want to postpone them at all costs, then you may benefit from seeing an osteopath.
Advancing years are often associated with the insidious onset of various health problems. Some effects of ageing on the body can cause symptoms such as:
– Poor balance
– General stiffness
– Back, neck and arm pain
– Hip and knee pain and stiffness
– Arthritis and joint swelling
However, suffering pain, stiffness and poor health is not an inevitable part of getting older!
If you want to stay pain-free and be able to go out and stay independent well into old age, you are advised to keep moving! There’s strong scientific evidence that people who are active have a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression and dementia. Regular physical activity is essential for your body and mind – it builds muscle and helps to control weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, pain, as well as bone and joint problems such as osteoporosis and arthritis. It can also reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, and help to prevent falls and injury.
Is Osteopathy Safe For Older People?
Yes! Osteopathy’s safe, gentle and effective techniques aim to maintain your health, increase mobility, improve circulation and balance, reduce further joint wear and tear, and help keep you active and independent.
Osteopaths can provide:
– Safe, gentle and effective treatment to keep your body balanced and mobile
– Soft tissue techniques to improve your circulation
– Home exercises to keep you stronger and more flexible
– Advice on your nutrition
– Guidance about outdoor exercising, such as a daily walk to keep your circulation healthy and maintain muscle tone
– Advice about gentle stretches to help maintain joint and muscle flexibility and assist in preventing injuries
– Information about activities like Tai Chi, yoga or gym-based training which can maximize your balance and strength
Osteopaths will always ensure that patients seek appropriate medical advice and treatment alongside any osteopathic treatment, and will refer patients back to their GP if a problem is not suitable for osteopathic treatment
Keeping Mobile Is The Key To Your Health, Happiness And Independence!
“Walking is the first thing an infant wants to do and the last thing an old person wants to give up. Walking is the exercise that does not need a gym. It’s the prescription without medicine, the weight control without diet, and the cosmetic that can’t be found in a chemist. It’s the tranquiliser without a pill, the therapy without a psychoanalyst and the holiday that doesn’t cost a penny.”
John Butcher, Founder Walk21, 1999