Senior’s health:

Specializing in the health of seniors

In Canada, people are living longer than ever before. With the internet and the advanced technologies in the medical field, people are more aware of what’s going on and tend to be more pro-active than reactive. Staying healthy at any age is important. Unfortunately, as we grow older, our body starts becomes affected by numerous conditions, some minor and others chronic. Some people have lost their freedom to live a normal life and are dependant of a caregiver. While Canada is ranking high in various healthcare sectors, there is still a huge need of improvement in the primary care.

The first approach to treatment is that of prevention through education aimed at achieving optimal health in order to reduce the risk of illness and disease. The most prevalent conditions, diseases and risks for people 65 years or older include:

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  • Falls
  • Back pain
  • Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Malnutrition
  • Obesity
  • Depression
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Respiratory disease
  • Diabetes

Our comprehensive multidisciplinary treatment team provides a wide range of services including occupational therapy, physiotherapist, chiropractic care, speech-language pathology, and naturopathic interventions. Our team can provide preventive information and customized treatment options, non-invasive and drug free ways to help you get well. In addition to the previously noted services, we also offer restorative yoga and yoga for senior’s programs to help our patients achieve a deep level of relaxation and mobility/flexibility, however, people with flexibility and mobility issues will still be able to gain benefits from participation in these programs.

Here are some of the benefits practicing yoga:

  • Soothing of the nervous system
  • Muscle strengthening
  • Improved balancing and healing times
  • Improved breathing and flexibility
  • Encouragement with respect to mindfulness
  • Boosting the immune system

Last but not least, Pillars of Wellness offer unique and tailored Wellness programs, specifically for the elderly community. Please contact us if you are interested to learn about it.

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