The world’s population is ageing: virtually every country in the world is experiencing growth in the number and proportion of older persons in their population.
According to data from World Population Prospects: the 2017 Revision, the number of older persons — those aged 60 years or over — is expected to more than double by 2050 and to more than triple by 2100, rising from 962 million globally in 2017 to 2.1 billion in 2050 and 3.1 billion in 2100. Globally, population aged 60 or over is growing faster than all younger age groups.
Chiropractic is one of the most frequently utilized types of complementary and alternative care by older adults, used by an estimated 5% of older adults in the U.S. annually. Chiropractic care involves many different types of interventions, including preventive strategies. This commentary by experts in the field of geriatrics, discusses the evidence for the use of spinal manipulative therapy, acupuncture, nutritional counselling and fall prevention strategies as delivered by doctors of chiropractic.
At Kiro Nilsson – Gentle Touch Chiropractic we have studied specific techniques to suit older adults, including McTimoney and Activator, which are great for those with delicate bones and age-related disorders. Call us to see how we can help you.