Elderly Care

Elderly and Chiropractic Chiropractors help millions of maturing individuals regain control of their lives every year. Our chiropractic care plans are designed to help reduce acute and chronic pain, increase flexibility, improve mobility and function, increase strength, enhance balance, and increase the overall quality of one’s life. Chiropractic care involves spinal and extremity adjustive techniques, physical movements, soft tissue therapies, dietary and nutritional counseling, exercise and fitness counseling and many other safe and natural methods to improve health and prolong a vibrant and productive life. We can show you how to get the most out of your body so that you can get the most out of life.

A growing body of research suggests that chiropractic care may slow the rate of functional decline as you age, preserve your autonomy, improve your well-being and reduce accidents. It could also save New Zealand millions of dollars in the longer term. Dr Kelly Holt, Dean of Research at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic and his team recently published the results of a research study in New Zealand which has shown chiropractic care in a group aged 65 to 89 can significantly impact several factors that influence the prevention of falls.

Chiropractic Research facts:

A study evaluated the health status of 414 elderly individuals (average age 80 years) and compared those individuals under chiropractic care with those not under chiropractic care. The researchers found a number of significant findings, which included:

  • 87% of those who used chiropractic care rated their health as good or excellent compared with only 68% in the non-chiropractic group
  • 13% of those who used chiropractic care rated their health as fair or good compared with 32% in the non-chiropractic group
  • 44% of those who used chiropractic care reported having arthritis compared with 66% in the non-chiropractic care group

Those who used chiropractic care were more likely to do strenuous levels of exercise

  • At 3 years follow-up, less than 5% of those who used chiropractic care used a nursing home while a staggering 48% of those who did not use chiropractic care did use a nursing home
  • At 3 years follow-up, only 26% of those who used chiropractic care were hospitalized compared with 48% of those in the non-chiropractic group

(Coulter, PhD et al. Chiropractic and Care for the elderly. Top Clin Chiro 1996;3(2):46-55.)



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