Dr Schiller treating senior patient​As we age our bodies begin to deteriorate and mobility is often impaired to a certain extent. Normal activities of daily living become slowed and tasks seem to appear harder than they once us to be. Self-care is placed at the forefront of everyday life as it is a vital component in living a healthy lifestyle. Those seniors that find it difficult to implement exercise regimes into their lives, as well as staying physically active, may benefit from chiropractic care. Chiropractors offer a lot more than a quick realignment; they can provide nutrition, exercise and lifestyle advice to promote a more active approach to living.

Many challenges arise when retirement looms large for seniors. Chronic illnesses and a decreased ability to perform daily activities, mean that exercises are difficult to perform causing more pain to patients. These issues lead to a less active lifestyle and more complications arising.

Chiropractic care may benefit the senior population with musculoskeletal conditions.

Chiropractic care for the senior population includes:

  • Spinal manipulation and mobilisations: Adjustments and mobilisations help to realign the spine and free up space in the joints to allow mobility to occur more freely.
  • Soft tissue therapy: Helps to relieve built up tension in the muscles to aid in soreness and tenderness
  • Exercises and stretching: Exercises can be implemented to improve muscle strength to enhance mobility and stretching can be utilised to prevent an injury occurring and decrease post activity soreness.
  • Lifestyle advice: Chiropractors can guide you on staying physically active, not only by performing exercises but also providing advice on activities around the house and in the garden
  • Nutrition advice: Advice can be given on the correct foods to consume for weight loss and staying physically active and also on the correct amount of fluids to consume daily

The occurrence of chiropractic care for the senior population has grown in recent years with many people seeking care due to mobility issues. Chiropractic’s range of techniques have shown great effects in keeping patients physically active and assisting in patients overcome mobility issues. At Lakeside Chiropractic we treat a vast number of senior patients with mobility issues as well as musculoskeletal conditions. All our staff are trained in working with the geriatric population and strive to reduce pain and improve patient’s mobility concerns.

Dr Schiller, chiropractor, with senior patientLakeside chiropractic is located in Joondalup in Perth’s north and has visitors from many different suburbs including, Padbury, Kinross, Mindarie, Sorrento, Iluka, Carramar, Currambine, Tapping, Pearsall, Hocking and Woodvale. HICAPS Facilities available on site for major private health insurers (NIB, HCF, HBF, AHM, HCI and HIF) and also a part of the Medibank preferred practitioner and BUPA Members first network. If you would like to discuss any concerns, have any enquires or wish to book an appointment; feel free to contact one of our friendly staff on 9300 0095 or visit our website at www.lakesidechiro.com.au.

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