OSTEOPATHY AND THE ELDERLY

Our Osteopaths at Middle Park Osteopathic Clinic offer arthritis treatment and Osteopathic management of low back pain and hip pain to name a few things commonly affecting the elderly. Ageing is a normal 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 tissues reduces, which can increase the risk of injuring the soft tissues and bony structures within our bodies. This is where your Osteopath in Middle Park can help.
Typical symptoms that result from the ageing process that can be assisted by our Osteopaths include:

• Generalised early morning stiffness and loss of mobility

elderly

• Lower back pain and stiffness often treated with Osteopathy

• Neck, shoulder, arm or hand pain

• Hip, knee and foot pain

• Arthritic pain and joint swelling

However, gentle Osteopathic treatment at our clinic near South Melbourne, Port Melbourne and St Kilda, consists of soft tissue massage, articulation and stretching, can be used to relieve these distressing symptoms.

OUR STAFF AT MIDDLE PARK OSTEOPATHIC CLINIC MAY ALSO HELP PROVIDE TREATMENT TO THE ELDERLY WITH THE FOLLOWING PROBLEMS:

• Rehabilitation following surgery/replacement
(for example: back, hip or knee)

• Keeping shoulders, hands and wrists mobile for tasks of daily living,
including gardening, cooking, writing and driving

• Avoiding or delaying the need for surgery

• Exercise programs

• Dietary advice