Seniors Chiropractic Care in Cairns

Our chiropractic for seniors’ treatments are tailored to suit individual needs and circumstances. From poor posture and balance, to arthritis and limited movement. We’re here to provide care, support and treatment, to help you be the best you can be. Dr Hansor is a registered Chiropractor with AHPRA the Australian Chiropractic Board and is a CAA Member (Chiropractic Association of Australia). As an experienced Chiropractor, Dr Hansor has the tools and treatments needed to enable your body to be the best healer you can ever have. Our chiropractic for Cairns seniors’ treatments are comprehensive and include assessment, appropriate testing and the preparation and delivery of targeted treatments. Contact us today on 0439 455 743 or info@stratfordchiropractic.com.au

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Chiropractic recognises there is a limitation of matter. That means Dr Hansor may not be able to take that 30-year-old injury that occurred in the spine and return it to the perfectly functioning spine of an 18-year-old. However, she is constantly surprised how well the body can regenerate and recuperate even the most degenerated joints given time, opportunity, appropriate support and treatment. It’s never too late to try and reduce pain, maximise movement and be the best you can be.

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Chiropractic Care For Seniors

Chiropractor and researcher Heidi Haavik* found that chiropractic care, adjusting the spine to restore spinal function, can change the way the brain functions. Falls are a significant cause of death and injury in older adults. Approximately 30-40% of older adults who still live independently, suffer from at least one fall per year. This number rises exponentially with increasing age. Haavik’s research found that chiropractic care for the elderly can be crucial in reducing the risk of having a fall. Her study involved 60 participants, who were older adults living in their own homes, as opposed to living in a supervised institution. These adults underwent 3 months of chiropractic care.

Over the 12 weeks of the study, the group receiving chiropractic care showed significant improvement in ankle joint position sense. This means the participants’ brains were more accurately aware of what was going on at their ankles, without having to look at their feet. They were also able to move their foot onto an illuminated panel faster than before they started chiropractic care. None of these changes were found in the control (or non-treatment) group. The treatment group’s physical component of health-related quality of life improved significantly over the term of the study.

* Haavik H. & Murphy B. The role of spinal manipulation in addressing disordered sensorimotor integration and altered motor control. J Electromyogr Kines. Oct 2012; 22(5):768
*Holt K. Effectiveness of Chiropractic care in Improving Sensorimotor Function Associated with Falls Risk in Older People. Auckland, New Zealand: Department of Population Health, University of Auckland; 2013

Our Chiropractic Seniors’ Treatments

At Chiropractic for Health our senior assessments commence with an initial consultation, which takes between 30 to 45 minutes. As well as gathering a complete patient history, we take a postural analysis and check the range of movement in the spine, feeling for inflammation in the joints and motion specific joints. Applied Kinesiology (also called muscle testing) is a fundamental part of the posture assessment, as is reflex testing. This helps Dr Hansor to identify any areas of nerve dysfunction, which in chiropractic terms is called a subluxation complex.

Once Dr Hansor has identified your subluxation complex, she can provide treatment targeted to your specific needs. Her chiropractic adjustments are designed to restore appropriate nerve function to the body. Appropriate nerve flow and function results in spot on proprioception, meaning our brain knows where the rest of our body is in space. Good proprioception prevents us falling, which for our senior patients, helps to minimise the risk of fractures and pressure wounds.

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