As you age, your musculoskeletal system loses some of the elasticity that it had in your youth. This increases the risk of soft tissue and bone injuries and can also slow down recovery. On top of this, general wear and tear or historic injuries can cause additional discomfort as you age. You may start to notice more early morning stiffness, reduced mobility, arthritic pain, or swollen joints.
While we haven’t quite found the fountain of youth, Osteopathic techniques including soft tissue massage, articulation, and stretching can all be used to ease the aches and pains that come with age. By looking at your musculoskeletal system as a whole, your osteopath can guide you to manage pain and improve your quality of life.
With proactive treatment and regular mobility training, you can keep doing what you love for longer. Your osteopath will give you gentle treatment and advice based on your individual symptoms and goals. They can provide easy tips on everything from joint-friendly gardening to finding ways to keep up with daily exercise and movement.
As well as general support with aches and pains, your osteopath can help with rehabilitation following surgery, mobility training, and lifestyle adjustments including exercise prescription or dietary advice.
Feel free to call our clinic to discuss whether osteopathic treatment could be right for you.