Do you think as you get older aches, pains, stiffness, loss of mobility etc are to be expected?
Do you say to yourself ‘It’s my age” and think nothing can be done?
You would be wrong!
We can help you & have been helping people like you since 2000
As we get older our bodies need a little bit more looking after – just like an amazing vintage car that needs care to keep it in the best condition! Unfortunately our bodies become more prone to aches and pains – often minor injury can be quite debilitating.
Yes, age does play a part in what most people call ‘the wear and tear process’, but it doesn’t mean that nothing can be done about it. Nobody can reverse the effects of age, but the forces of healing are still intact. Things may take a little longer to mend, but health is always present.
When the spine starts to deteriorate and the posture becomes bent forward it places huge strain on the back and neck joints and muscles. Treatment can help improve posture by using gentle stretching and soft tissue techniques thereby relieving the strain through the joints.
In many patients, arthritis is the cause of joint swelling, pain and stiffness. It is important to remember that having degenerative joints shouldn’t limit your activity, and it certainly shouldn’t mean that you are in pain every day. This can be helped by osteopathic treatment, improving joint mobility and reducing stiffness.
Many elderly patients lose their level of fitness at this stage in their lives and as a result, the elderly are more prone to injury, therefore keeping mobile is very important as you age.
Getting up out of bed in the morning, dressing yourself, getting to the bathroom, and standing in the kitchen – all of these tasks require good muscle strength, balance, and of course confidence. Our osteopathic team can help our older patients to achieve these abilities.
Falls are incredibly common in older people. In addition to the injuries sustained in a fall, it can also be very damaging to an older person’s confidence. Re-building strength after a fall is very important, and we show you how to perform some simple strength and balance exercises to help you get back to normal function after an accident.
Our osteopathic team works to restore your body to a state of balance, where possible without the use of drugs, or surgery. We can help by improving movement, easing stiffness and loosening muscles, all helping the body in its ability to compensate for the changes.
We use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms.
Osteopathy is tailored to the needs of the individual; so for older tissues with less collagen and elastic fibres, the soft tissue techniques that we use are gentler. They aim to improve circulation rather than forcibly break down fibrous muscle knots.
We may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.
We have many patients who we look after in this age group who have regular or MOT treatments – usually once a month. This means that you keep your body moving. We can keep a watch and make sure that you are using your body correctly and doing any exercise correctly. We can also answer any questions you have about your health. This means that you can play with your grandchildren, do the gardening, go for walks, still look over your shoulder when driving the car and get out of the chair.
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What to do now ……
If you’ve come to this website looking for help, then don’t in silence suffer any longer.
Contact us immediately on 01462 811006 for a consultation and let’s assess your condition.
At the assessment, we’ll take some details from you and build your case history. We’ll discuss why you’ve come to see us and where you have any aches and pains. Then we’ll examine you with the aim of giving you the appropriate treatment.
This will take a little while to complete, but it’s a necessary part of the ethical guidelines we work to. The guidelines are there to make sure everything is done professionally and to a high standard of patient care. I’m sure you agree that’s a good thing!
If you have any questions about what we do and how we do it, call us on 01462 811006 or use the contact form below – and we’ll be happy to help.