Osteopathy for the Elderly
Just because you’re getting older doesn’t mean you have to become less active. Naturally as we get older we all succumb to the natural wear and tear life brings but the great news is this can be managed very successfully with regular osteopathy.
We treat a large number of elderly patients at our clinics in Ashford, Chatham and Dover using osteopathy and the fact they come back regularly means they feel they are getting real benefit from our treatment. Our patients think of it as their regular MOT.
Osteoarthritis or degenerative arthritis as it’s also known comes from the joints wearing away over time. This causes pain in the joint, inflammation and muscle pain (spasm) as the body seeks to protect the joint.
Non – Invasive Techniques
Our non invasive, gentle stretching techniques help ease pain by reducing swelling and stiffness, providing you with increased mobility. This therapy can help reduce the need for medicine which means suffering fewer side effects from drugs too.
As our spines deteriorate over time a considerable strain is placed on our back muscles and neck causing the body to stoop forward. Again using gentle soft tissues techniques we can help counter this.
Also as we get older, we take longer to heal from every day illnesses, bumps and bruises. Surgery becomes more frequent and recovery takes that little bit longer. Our techniques can help get over these things more easily getting you back on your feet much quicker.
Sign Up for Your MOT
We can’t reverse the effects of ageing but we can help hold them at bay. Osteopathy is a great way to maintain mobility in your advancing years. Why not sign up for a regular MOT and discover for yourself how much better you can feel?
I’m 73 and been suffering with severe backache for several years. To make matters worse I love my golf which doesn’t help but I don’t want to give it up. I get Cecile to patch me up every so often and she always encourages me to keep playing which is nice. Secretly I think she just likes my company. Only joking Cecile!
I think I can take credit for coining it “my MOT”. I go to see Cecile every two months to get a thourough work out. Since I’ve been going I have a lot more mobility in my legs and a lot less pain. The other thing is Cecile is so knowledgeable about health matters in general and she has helped me no end with dietary advice.
Over the past few years I have had a hip and knee replaced. Whilst the operation was successful I did find that my muscles stiffened up a lot causing me pain. I went to see Cecile and through a course of gentle stretching the pain has gone completely.
My daughter suggested going to Touch2Heal as my backache had become chronic. I was also heavily stooped forward when I walked. Over the past couple of years I have been treated by Sharron and am pleased to say that whilst not exactly regimental, I’m now more vertical than horizontal and my back pain is a lot less severe.