Exercise therapy Mensendieck for elderly people
On average, we all live longer these days. But while growing older, daily movements such as sitting, standing, walking, bending and lifting all slowly become less obvious. Muscles weaken and posture changes. Per se, this is a normal process.
In addition to this, many common conditions can cause elderly people to suffer musculoskeletal symptoms, such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (and as a result problems with, for example, hips, knees and hands), urinary incontinence or a variety of neurological disorders (Parkinson’s disease). Whichever situation applies to you, there is a lot you can do to keep up your fitness and Exercise therapy Mensendieck can help you.
This is how exercise therapy Mensendieck can help!
Exercise therapy Mensendieck makes you an expert of your own body. You will learn how to use your back, neck, shoulders, knees and feet favourably during daily activity. You will exercise how to make or keep your body as flexible and strong as possible. By paying attention to daily movements, you will be able to get up, walk, pick something up, hoover, garden or practice other hobbies more easily. The objective of training daily movements is for you to keep your independence and to keep functioning as best as possible. You will start to move in a more conscious manner and you will learn how to best utilise your own possibilities. As exercise therapists, we offer you a special treatment tailored to your personal situation and symptoms.
What will you learn?
– Prevent, cure or learn how to deal with problems regarding posture and movement
– Exercises for your posture and daily movements
– Exercises to increase flexibility and improve muscle strength: these exercises can alleviate pain when it comes
– to disorders such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or osteoporosis
– Breathing and relaxation exercises (if necessary, (conditions such as COPD and hyperventilation are also addressed)
– Exercises to train your balance
– Advice and support to fit in your new skills into your daily activities
– If required, advice regarding walking aids and safety in and around the house