Osteopathy and Seniors
Aging is a natural physiological process in life. One part of the body which is greatly affected by the process of aging is the musculoskeletal system. As we get older, the elasticity present within our body deteriorates, which increases the risk of injuring the soft tissues and bony structures of the body.
The effects of aging on the body’s structure give rise to symptoms including:
- Generalized early morning stiffness and reduced mobility
- Lower back pain and stiffness
- Neck, shoulder, arm or hand pain
- Hip, knee and foot pain
- Arthritic pain and joint swelling