One of the greatest challenges facing seniors is mobility
Starting during our thirties, all of us begin to lose bone and muscle mass. The rate at which this loss occurs is affected by many factors including level of activity, adherence to strength training, and diet. But after age 60, the rate of loss ramps up even higher. Combine this with the fact that many of our joints have reached their physical limit due to decades of wear and tear, and you have a perfect recipe for the lost range of motion throughout the moving parts of the body. This reduced range of motion can have severe consequences on lifestyle and wellness- from making us less able, to completely disabling us, immobility is a challenge that all seniors need help addressing.
Chiropractic for seniors
Chiropractic focuses on helping seniors maintain a high level of activity and mobility, given their particular body and set of conditions. Contrary to popular belief, many of our modalities are not too forceful for older bodies. We focus on gently mobilizing the spinal joints and restoring spinal alignment, easing nerve impingement, improving circulation, and boosting range of motion. This makes you more able, and more likely to move and pursue activities that keep you fit. The effect this has on mental wellbeing cannot be overstated- it helps seniors maintain dominion over their lives, contributing to a greater sense of independence. If you want to find out more about how chiropractic can help you in old age, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today.