You don’t have to put up with it
Arthritis is the umbrella term for more than 100 medical conditions that are characterised by joint inflammation and degeneration. Affecting more than 3.85 million Australians and costing more than $23 billion dollars, it is seen an inevitable part of ageing.
As first line health practitioners, osteopaths can help to improve your general mobility to decrease muscular tension. Ageing sees the body lose it’s elasticity increasing the chances of injury and decreasing our healing abilities.
Soft tissue work combined with active and passive mobility exercises will also encourage full range of motion whilst balancing exercises will help to provide postural stability.
Your osteopath may also recommend dietary changes as well as natural anti inflammatory supplements to encourage faster healing and rehabilitation.
Osteopaths can help by:
- Working on muscles around joints to reduce stiffness and welling
- Reducing muscular tension and increasing blood flow to affected areas
- Improving flexibility and range of motion of joints
- Providing exercises to increase balance and strength
- Providing gentle stretches to help maintain joint flexibility and assist in preventing injuries
Your osteopath can refer you to a specialist if surgery is needed. Osteopathy can also be helpful during a post-operative recuperation period.