Updated January 2022
How to Stay Flexible as You Age
Many people assume that as you age, your physical capabilities become limited. While it’s true that the elderly are generally more fragile and likely to hurt themselves from slips and falls, it’s not true that your quality and way of life has to change just because you’re aging.
By taking care of your body throughout your life, you both prepare it for aging while maintaining your abilities. With the addition of consistent chiropractic care to complement exercise and a healthy diet, you can preserve your range of motion, improve your balance, and keep yourself strong and limber for years and years to come.
Can Seniors Receive Chiropractic Care?
A common misconception is that the elderly can’t receive chiropractic care because it’s too intensive on the body. The truth is that chiropractic care works the same regardless of age; everyone from infants to octogenarians can benefit from chiropractic care, which is always tailored to your specific needs. In fact, chiropractic care strengthens your body and makes it more resilient and flexible.
Chiropractic care for the elderly is treated according to your individual needs. If any treatment is painful for you, it will be adjusted just as it would be for an injured athlete, a pregnant mother, or a person recovering from a surgery.
Why Should Seniors Consider Chiropractic?
Chiropractic treatment is a great health investment for seniors because it assists your other health regimens. At the end of the day, chiropractic care isn’t a cure-all for the symptoms of aging; however, it helps your body make the most of things like a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Chiropractic care promotes whole-body wellness; being drug-free and non-invasive, chiropractic addresses root causes of problems and helps you achieve your health goals.
Some common goals when starting chiropractic treatment include things like:
How Does Senior Chiropractic Work?
Treatment will begin on your first visit with an evaluation of your current physical health, your health history, an onsite X-ray, and an assessment of your goals or what you want to achieve through your chiropractic treatment. This information helps Dr. Petrak form a tailored treatment plan just for you.
After these comprehensive assessments, your second visit will start with a review of their results and a discussion of your personalized treatment plan, before beginning that treatment to help you achieve your goals. This plan could include chiropractic adjustments, or various exercises, stretches, and dietary recommendations when necessary.
Chiropractic care combined with diet and exercise can have a massive impact on your quality of life by relieving stress, reducing inflammation, aches, and pains, and strengthening your spine.
Petrak Family Chiropractic Can Help You On Your Journey to Fitness
Every day you hear people making plans for retirement. They talk about their finances, when they’ll retire, or the things they’ll do, but one thing you almost never hear people talking about is how they’re preparing their body. The truth is, making an investment in your body is one of the most important decisions you can make.
Fortunately, one of the best things about chiropractic care is that it’s never too late or too early to begin. No matter your age or ability, chiropractic care is an important step toward a healthier, happier you. If you’re ready to invest in your body and in your future, contact Petrak Family Chiropractic today to schedule a consultation.