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Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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 realize! No matter your age, you really must move. As you age, you have to move more (than you may feel like)! Life is motion. Motion is life. Researchers are really sharing some amazing information on this fact that will inspire us all (and our loved ones!) to move so that we can all age gracefully. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation and our Carrolltown 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 scary than moving and be even a bit soothing. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation will give you that! When hospitalized, there is 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 found that inpatient mobility was low despite their individual capabilities and desires to move. (1) It’s vital to keep acute patients - and those with new bouts of back pain and/or neck pain, too - moving to get them better! Beneficially, acutely hospitalized older patients improved their muscle strength and power while hospitalized using an individualized multicomponent exercise program that incorporated power training in as little as 3 days! (2) In a review of the benefits of exercise for frail older adults, researchers emphasized the importance of maintaining functional abilities for those who want to age healthily. They further put emphasis on the fact that exercise and physical activity are valuable for the prevention of falls, hospital stays, enriched 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 at bay, and Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation encourages it!


Those of us over 65 years old are said to be more prone to frailty, increasing our risk of lot of other adverse health issues, both cognitive and physical. The desire we all have is that frailty is alterable. Researchers have studied this issue by reviewing published studies on this topic of frailty reversal. Luckily, 56.7% of the papers proposed that it is reversible (returning a person who is frail/severely frail to a state of being ‘pre-frail’ or just mildly so). (4) Those are promising outcomes! One study said that frail and even “pre” frail older patients demonstrated better physical performance and function following a brief (6 week) facility-based exercise program that included a walking-based high intensity interval training. 64% upped their frailty rating. Particularly, muscle power improved by 47%, muscle strength rose 34%, and aerobic capacity rose 19%. (5) And other bonuses with physical activity in general: energy and a better emotional state! Frailty and aging are more apt to decrease energy levels and increase fatigue and emotional distress. Moving and physical activity has been reported to combat those feelings in older women as well as extend life expectancy and lower some negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle. (6) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation thinks you will concur that these are positive things!

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

Schedule your Carrolltown chiropractic appointment soon. You’re alive. What a wonderful fact, one to be thankful for by moving!

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