Just because you no longer go out to work, it doesn’t mean that you stop. In fact, most older adults, once they retire, wonder how they ever had time to work. Especially so as in our beautiful corner of West Dorset, there are so many opportunities for activities such as walking, sailing, gardening, golf, tennis, bowling and going to the gym.
Older adults and senior citizens often experience a decline in physical function and mobility due to age-related changes and chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and spinal stenosis. Chiropractic care can help alleviate pain, improve mobility and function, and promote overall wellness in older adults and senior citizens.
As we get older on the outside, we also get older on the inside, our muscles and joints become a little less ‘bouncy’ than they were when we were younger, which can make some activities uncomfortable.
It is all too easy to say ‘it’s just arthritis’ and start to give up, but really it often isn’t necessary to stop doing what you love.
As chiropractors, we use a variety of techniques to diagnose and treat mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, including spinal manipulation, mobilisation, soft tissue therapy, and exercise prescription. They also provide education on ergonomics, posture, and lifestyle changes that can help prevent and manage mechanical disorders.
A course of chiropractic treatment designed for older adults can keep you moving to the best of your abilities, can help with strength and balance and keep you doing the activities you enjoy.
Treatments for the frail and elderly takes into account some of the problems that can occur such as osteoporosis and arthritis and we adapt our techniques accordingly so that it is very safe for you. Our oldest patient was 102!