Ok. This one is a myth buster for all the baby boomers who think seeing a Chiropractor or Physiotherapist for the first time is a ‘waste of time’ because their ‘too old’. The ‘too little, too late’ mentality is a surprisingly common thought bubble. And it’s a thought bubble that needs to be popped! Read on to learn.
Sure, we all understand that regular proactive healthcare starting from a young age reaps huge benefits as we grow old. But this doesn’t mean starting to see a professional at the ripe ages of 50+ isn’t beneficial.
Mobility = Independence.
The preservation of your independence over time parallels the condition of your neuromusculoskeletal system and therefore your mobility as you age.
As we get older, our spines naturally flex away from true vertical. The theory is simple. The greater the angle of inclination, the more difficult it is to maintain your independence (drive, cook, clean, wash yourself etc.)
Taking care of your body and particularly your spine and musculoskeletal system slows down the natural hunching process and enables you to preserve your independence for longer.
Think seeing a Chiropractor is going to be too much for you body to handle? It is fair to assume that chiropractic care or intense ‘cracking’ can be too much for an older person. However, good chiropractors customise their treatment techniques to specifically suit the patient’s needs.
So you’re never too old to start seeing a Chiropractor or Physiotherapist. Preserving your mobility as you grow old makes it to the top of the priority list. Don’t take your independence for granted and see a health professional regularly.
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