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 prevent you from enjoying this new found leisure time to the full.
Osteopathy and Aging
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
Osteopathic treatment can be very effective in relieving symptoms of these distressing conditions. If surgery is also required, the post-operative recovery period can be prolonged and painful. Osteopathy can be extremely helpful during the recuperation period. Osteopathy’s safe, gentle and effective techniques aim to maintain your health, increase mobility, improve balance, improve blood flow, prevent further joint wear and tear, and help keep you active and independent. Keeping mobile is the key to your health (we were designed to move…), happiness and independence. Osteopaths can offer treatment and advice to help harness your body’s natural healing systems—improving mobility, circulation and balance, reducing joint stiffness and helping you lead a more fulfilling life.