Many older people come to us to discuss how osteopathic treatment can help them in later life. The osteopathy we provide for older adults and the elderly in Bristol tends to have the goal of improving mobility and reducing inflammation to enhance overall quality of life.
What can osteopaths treat in older people?
Some of the most common complaints of older people tend to include:
- Stiffness and painful joints
- Mobility restrictions
- Neck or back aches
- Help recovering after surgery
- Digestive problems
Why is osteopathy useful for older adults and the elderly?
Because of the holistic nature of the way an osteopath works, many of the conditions causing pain and discomfort in older adults can be eased or relieved with gentle osteopathic techniques.
Many people find osteopathy supportive of easing ongoing joint and muscle problems. Others like to have their posture checked, return to prevent problems arising and to maintain their health and well-being.
' I first consulted Jeni when I had constant back pain. After the first treatment my back felt much easier and steadily improved. After about three treatments I felt back to normal. Jeni has also treated me successfully for minor knee and ankle injuries … At 70, I can cycle, walk, run and swim and at least in part, I believe that this is due to the osteopathic treatment I have received. '