We are not only safe & effective with this age-group, we are realistic in what we can achieve for our clients. The majority benefit from our Osteopathic approach to healthcare.
Not surprisingly we see a lot of degenerative arthritic complaints with seniors, mostly:
- Low back
- Lower neck
- Mid back
Our approach is to restore mobility and loosen the offending muscles in the region that contribute significantly to the sufferers pain levels.
Treatment usually involves soft tissue massage, joint mobilising, ultrasound, stretching, muscle energy type techniques.
We are sensitive to other health conditions that may be involved and consider these conditions with regard to our treatments ie. Warfarin-type medications & bruising, osteoporosis & fractures.
Outside the treatment room our advice for exercise & exercise avoidance, self-management mobilising, and other strategies such as heat, are readily prescribed to our patients. We aim to enable our clients to be part of their good health with these simple tasks. The outcome psychologically is often significantly positive because sufferers feel they have some control over their pain-management and ability.
You can be assured that we are in no way “gung-ho” in our approach & tailor our treatment & prescriptions with care and consideration.