Osteopathy for Seniors
Osteopaths can assist seniors to stay independent and active
Our team of Osteopaths are dedicated to helping seniors stay active, healthy, independent and improve their overall health and feeling wellbeing. Focusing on injury and falls prevention, balance exercises are key to maintaining stability and security while on your feet.
Keeping mobile is key to feeling young and feeling fabulous. We encourage you to maintain regular physical activity, including being involved in local sports groups and hobbies such as gardening and walking. Movement is a primary function of the body.
If you lose your ability to move freely, this will significantly impact your ability to perform basic daily activities, such as cooking, cleaning and generally taking care of yourself and those around you.
As we get older, our body loses elasticity and our natural body repairing ability begins to slow down. Day to day tasks that have previously been fine can start to take their toll, with normal wear and tear developing and increasing likelihood of injuring soft tissue and bony structures.
The effects of ageing can lead to:
Back and neck pain
Hip and knee discomfort
Arthritis and joint swelling
Pain in hands and feet
Sluggish circulation and fluid retention
While no one can reverse the ageing process, your Osteopath can work with you. We want to assist you with muscular relaxation, joint flexibility and reducing tenderness. As described above, improving postural balance and falls prevention is a key focus to prevent further injury and pain.
Our Osteopaths also offer lifestyle advice and exercises to address balance, strength and flexibility. Furthermore we educate seniors on injury prevention and how osteopaths view self care. We look forward to seeing you soon at Koru. Book an appointment today.