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It can be disheartening to reach a stage of life when you have more time for recreation, only to experience age-related pain and stiffness that may prevent you from enjoying this new-found leisure time to the full.

Many older Australians mistakenly believe the effect of ageing on their body’s joints is untreatable and inevitable, and they have no alternative but to learn to live a lesser life with their pain.

Keeping mobile is the key to your health, happiness and independence. Osteopaths can offer treatment and advice to help improve mobility, circulation and balance, reducing joint stiffness and helping you lead a more fulfilling life.

As we get older, the body loses elasticity, increasing the chance of injuring the soft tissues and bony structures. The body also loses some of its ability to recover from injuries or strains.

The 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

If surgery is also required, the post operative recovery period can be prolonged and painful. Osteopathic treatment may go a long way towards relieving these distressing conditions.

It can be disheartening to reach a stage of life when you have more time for recreation, only to experience age-related pain and stiffness that may prevent you from enjoying this new-found leisure time to the full.

Osteopathy’s techniques aim to maintain your health, mobility, balance, reduce further joint wear and tear, and help keep you active and independent.

Osteopaths can provide:

  • treatment to keep your body balanced and mobile
  • home exercises to keep you stronger and more flexible
  • advice on nuitrition
  • guidance about outdoor exercising, such as a daily walk to keep your circulation healthy and maintain muscle tone
  • advice on 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 maximise your balance and strength.
  • Osteopaths can work with other health practitioners to ensure a holistic approach to your health care.

Learn More:

The Nature of Back Pain and Osteopathy for Seniors (with osteopath Chris Reeves) 7 minutes

Provided courtesy of the Osteopathy Australia

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