Osteopathy for Seniors

Osteopathy treatment goals for older adults range from prevention of illness to healing of acute and chronic conditions.

Osteopathic treatment harnesses the health and healing properties that are always present in the body at any age. With elderly patients the primary goal is always to help provide the ground for the wellbeing of each individual as they get older. Some examples of conditions treated in the elderly include:

  • arthritis, joint pain and stiffness
  • rheumatologic disorders
  • circulatory conditions
  • frozen shoulder
  • sciatica, neuropathies
  • tinnitus, dizziness, vertigo
  • post surgical care
  • pain/dysfunction due to dental problems

As people age they begin to develop many aches and pains and their joints have a reduced range of movement.

Elderly People tend to lose their strength and move more slowly. Sadly, many people accept this as part of the ageing process, but this situation can be improved with Osteopathy.

Exercise, especially as you get older, is vital. Patients need to keep moving to maintain mobility and strength.

Osteopathy and dry needling are very helpful for keeping arthritic pains and muscular stiffness at bay.

Eating a healthy diet is important, as nutrition plays a big part in your wellbeing.

If you are not eating as much as before, or have trouble digesting certain foods, a high quality nutritional supplement should help.

If you are taking a number of medications, it may be wise to have a review of these with your GP and/or Pharmacist. Eleni’s Osteopathic treatment is a good alternative for painkillers and anti-inflammatories, such as dry needling and massage for muscular pain and arthritis.