Elderly People

elderly people Richard Metcalf Osteopathy in Sheffield WalkleyAgeing is a natural physiological process. One part of the body which is greatly affected by the process of ageing 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 ageing on the body’s structure give rise to symptoms, including:

  • Generalised 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

Osteopathy can help to relieve these distressing symptoms and can also help with:

  • Rehabilitation following surgery/replacement (for example: back, hip or knee)
  • Keeping shoulders, hands and wrists mobile for tasks of daily living, including cooking, writing and driving
  • Avoiding or delaying the need for surgery
  • Exercise prescription