In Canada, the average life expectancy is increasing and is reported as 80 for males and 84 for females1; however, are Canadians living full, active and healthy lives as they age? In reality, active living is crucial for healthy aging, maintenance of quality of life and independence. Preserving fitness and mobility can help prevent and manage chronic conditions that too frequently impact seniors. In fact, even a moderate level of physical activity can improve balance, endurance and bone strength.
Did you know that one in three Canadians over the age of 65 will fall at least once in a year2,3?
As we age we are generally more susceptible to develop injuries, aches and pain. Canada’s chiropractors are committed to helping Canadians live healthy lives by reducing the risk of falls, injury and disability. Chiropractors can help in testing your strength, mobility, function and balance, as well advise on exercise, nutrition and preventative strategies. Aging population are more likely to suffer from:
- Osteoarthritis – deteriorating cartilage in the joints
- Spinal stenosis – narrowing of the canal in the vertebrae impinging on the nerve roots causing pain and numbness
- Degenerative meniscal tear
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Osteoporosis – a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue
How Can Our Experts Help?
- Pain management
- Increase range of motion and function
- Decrease progression of degeneration in the joints
- Correct posture
- Increase balance
- Reduce risk of falls
1. World Health Organization. (2014). World Health Statistics.
2. World Health Organization. (2008). Global Report on Falls Prevention in Older Age. Geneva: World Health Organization.
3. Scott, V., Peck, S. & Kendall, P. (2004). Prevention of Falls and Injuries Among the Elderly: A Special Report from the Office of the Provincial Health Officer. Victoria BC: Provincial Health Office, BC Ministry of Health Services