Is your body a source of delight and joy? Or does your body cause you pain and distress? Do you wake up light and fresh and ready to face the new day? Or do you crawl from under the covers, groan with pain and slowly straighten up with a face full of grimaces?
Human beings are a complex interplay of anatomy, physiology and spirit. As we age our fluid content gradually decreases – water comprises 75% body weight in infants to 55% in the elderly. The function of joints, nerves, ligaments, and tendons alters, bone mass and bone strength reduces, and osteoarthritis becomes more prevalent.
We may lose some of our grace and fluidity. Movements that we took for granted become challenging, and as fear and pain creeps in we do less and less.
Being able to move and exercise is an important factor in pain relief and preserving muscle strength and balance, and also for maintaining healthy blood pressure.
A decrease in activity may have an adverse effect on balance and cardiovascular health and in the older population the risk of falls increases.
So is this inevitable or can we take proactive steps to retain our movement?
Osteopathy provides a gentle and effective means to assess restrictions in motion, and to promote optimal movement patterns. Osteopaths work to reduce pain and optimise fluid movement in the body.
We work to educate our patients so that they can be active participants in their own health. We work in consultation with GPs, and other health professionals such as exercise physiologists, to provide you with a thorough and complete health care.
Call in and speak to Foundation Health’s experienced and passionate osteopaths, who strongly endorse a healthy, holistic approach to physical wellness and find a solution that is tailored to your individuals needs. Optimise your health and enjoy your life with osteopathy, phone 6681 6249 today to make an appointment.
Call in and speak to Foundation Health’s experienced and passionate osteopaths, who strongly endorse a healthy, holistic approach to physical wellness and find a solution that is tailored to your individual needs. Optimise your health through Osteopathy, phone 6681 6249 today to make an appointment today.
Foundation Health have a team of qualified Osteopaths ready to treat you. Located in Ballina (in The Northern Rivers), we service clients from Lismore, Byron Bay & Mullumbimby.