Keeping mobile is key to keeping your independence and health as you age. Osteopathic care for the elderly helps improve mobility by helping with muscle relaxation, joint flexibility, healthy blood flow and postural balance while reducing bodily pain. Our goal is to help you stay active and independent for longer, experiencing an improved quality of life.
The gentle yet effective techniques used in osteopathic treatment may help with many problems. Those most commonly seen in the elderly include, but are not limited to:
As with all our patients, the elderly are fully assessed before treatment. This includes a physical assessment, treatment that is individualised to the patient, and where needed, advice and exercises to take home. The physical assessment will assess movement, posture, body alignment, flexibility, muscle tone and joint mobility.
All osteopathic treatments used in the elderly use light pressure and gentle techniques that may include:
Osteopaths work as part of a multi-disciplinary team which means that they work alongside other healthcare professionals that may be caring for you, ensuring a complete, integrated approach to your health.