Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries Encourages You to Keep Moving As You AgeSo That You Can Grow Older Gracefully!

“Life is about movement - everything that is alive moves.” (1)

What a great thing to remember! No matter your age, you have to move. As you grow older, you have to move more (than you may desire)! Life equals motion. Motion equals life. Researchers are really sharing some amazing information on this fact that will motivate us all (and our cherished family members!) to move so that we can all age gracefully. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries and our Manchester chiropractic patients will all grow old better working together, exercising, moving, and meeting at the office for gentle Cox® treatment!


Bed rest isn’t always best! It may be less frightening than moving and be even a bit comforting. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries will give you that! When hospitalized, there’s lots of bed rest, maybe even a bit too much for a patient’s liking! A study of patients in an acute care hospital ward uncovered information that inpatient mobility was negligible despite their individual capabilities and desires to move. (1) It is so important to keep acute patients - and those with new bouts of back pain and/or neck pain, too - moving so that they can heal! Beneficially, acutely hospitalized older patients improved their muscle strength and power while they were in the hospital using an individualized multicomponent exercise program that integrated power training in as little as 3 days! (2) In a review of the good that exercise offers for frail older adults, researchers emphasized the value of preserving functional abilities for those who want to age healthily. They further stressed that exercise and physical activity are good to prevent of falls, hospital stays, improved cognition, etc. Exercises from power training (yes – power training for older folks!) to resistance training, balance exercises, aerobic training, walking, etc. (3) Mobility is part of keeping frailty away, and Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries encourages that!


Those of us over 65 years old are said to be more at risk to frailty, amplifying our risk of lot of other undesirable health issues, both cognitive and physical. The desire we all have is that frailty is alterable. Researchers have analyzed this issue by examining published studies on this topic of frailty reversal. Fortunately, 56.7% of the papers suggested that it is reversible (getting a person who is frail/severely frail to a state of being just pre-frail or just mildly frail). (4) Those are hopeful outcomes! One study said that frail and even “pre” frail older patients showed better physical performance and function after a short (6 week) facility-based exercise program that included a walking-based high intensity interval training. 64% improved their frailty rating. Specifically, muscle power improved by 47%, muscle strength by 34%, and aerobic capacity rose 19%. (5) And other additional benefits with physical activity in general: energy and a better emotional state! Frailty and aging tend to decrease energy levels and stated fatigue and emotional distress. Moving and physical activity has been described to fight those feelings in older women as well as extend life expectancy and cut back on some negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle. (6) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries thinks you’ll concur that these are beneficial!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Tom Menendez on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he details the effective gentle protocols of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management in treating the elderly.

Make your Manchester chiropractic appointment soon. You’re alive. What a wonderful thing, one to be thankful for by moving!

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