As you get older

Retirement brings time for leisure, travel opportunities and interests.  There is time for golf, gardening, badminton, fitness classes and other activities. Many grandparents also help working parents by caring for their grandchildren – a pleasure for many but also a strain on the body.  As we age, it is normal for the muscles, bones, joints and associated tissues to change, losing some of their elasticity and becoming less able to adapt. This doesn’t mean that you will suffer increased pain or stiffness, however, if it does become a problem, people often find that treatment and advice from an osteopath can complement GP care and pharmaceutical products.  

Most of us have been exposed to stressful physical or emotional events and have experienced injuries and postural stress.  The effects of these events can accumulate and gradually the body may find it more and more difficult to cope, and symptoms may start to appear.  Osteopathic treatment can help to improve circulation around the joints and improve mobility. It can assist in reducing pain, easing swelling and improving range of joint motion, helping you to enjoy a full and active retirement.  We can help you to manage osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis. We use a variety of techniques to reduce tension, stretch muscles and mobilise joints. However, we tailor each treatment to the individual so our approach will vary depending on age, mobility and diagnosis.  

 Osteopathy can benefit:

  • Arthritic pain
  • Rheumatic pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neuralgia
  • Back and neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Lumbago
  • Joint pains including the hip and knee from osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder and elbow pain
  • General aches and pains
  • Circulatory problems
  • Cramp and muscle spasms