For elderly patients 60+, maintaining mobility in the musculoskeletal system becomes paramount to maintain quality of life and prevent injuries from falls. With increasing age, the human body loses its self-healing powers and resistance and adaptability decrease. Age-related changes in the musculoskeletal system can occur, such as shoulder and back problems, arthrosis, shortening of ligaments, muscles and tendons and changes as a result of reduced blood circulation.
Reduced metabolism leads to digestive problems and constipation.
Or, in the case of arthritic disorders, to treat them osteopathically in such a way that the patients suffer less pain and remain mobile as far as possible.
The metabolism of the elderly patient also plays an important role, as senile patients often complain of digestive problems such as constipation.
AREAS OF APPLICATION OSTEOPATHY FOR SENIORS
Osteopathic treatments can often alleviate age-related restrictions in the ability to move in old age. By mobilizing the joints, tensions that have manifested over several years can often be relieved. Structurally related pain can be relieved by osteopathy for seniors. Of course, the osteopath cannot undo degenerative changes, but the symptoms that occur can very well be alleviated.
Experience has shown that older people respond very well to the therapeutic manual stimulation that may take place through osteopathy.