Keeping a healthy spine and joints

 

Young healthy bodies easily adapt to stresses and strains that they are put under. However as we get older (over 25 years!) our bodies lose some of their elasticity so we become stiff and therefore lose their flexibility. This can occur all over the body but in particularly to the disc’s between the vertebrae and the joint cartilage. These joints require regular movement to ensure their maximum range.

 

5 top tips for back care:

 

  • Keep mobile, we are not made to be in one position to long.
  • Take regular breaks if performing repetitive tasks.
  • Avoid strain when lifting, keep your back straight and bend at the knees!
  • Is your bed mattress right for you, is it getting old?
  • Seek osteopathic advice sooner rather than later.




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