Healthy aging is about minimising the undesirable effects of aging such as disease and disability, and remaining active and independent, for as long as possible.
Chiropractic care in older adults has been shown to have positive effects in improving health and wellbeing, activity level, independence and general quality of life.
Research suggests that patients who have a regular care rate higher in functional ability studies than those managed medically, meaning they can better maintain their independence(1). Older patients choosing chiropractic care tend to use fewer medications, have fewer hospitalisations and surgical interventions;(2).
Chiropractic care has also shown to be able to have a positive effect in improving an older persons fall risk.
Research suggests that a course of chiropractic care can improve the brain’s perception of foot location, improve a person’s step time and the their ability to take in and process information from their eyes, muscles, hearing and joints, all of which aids a person’s ability to better respond and correct their balance, if a trip or fall occurs. (3) (4)
At Carrier St Chiropractic, we help our senior patients to achieve their health goals and live the best quality of life they can, through gentle specific Chiropractic care.
- Weigel PA, Hockenberry J, Bentler SE, Wolinkslay FD.J.Manipulative Physical Therapy,2014;37(3):143-54.
- Sarnat et al,2007 (cited by Dr. Heidi Haavilc in a video ‘Chiropractic care for older adults The Reality Check.
- Holt, Kelly 2014. Effectiveness of chiropractic care in improving sensorimotor function associated with falls risk in older people. University of Auckland.
- Holt K R, Haavik H, Lee AC, et all. Effectiveness of Chiropractic care to improve sensorimotor Function Associated with Falls Risk in older People: A Randomized controlled trial. J Manipulative Physical Ther 2016.
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