Byron Central Osteopathy can help people move more and manage pain – making a real difference to their lives.
The 6.8 million Australians struggling from muscle bone and joint conditions would be helped by a different approach to treatment, a new report has found. Musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis, chronic back pain and osteoporosis costs Australian tax payers $55 billion every year and patients are still not getting the best outcomes.
Keeping physically active and socially connected is critical at all life stages. While many people think these are conditions of old age, in fact 60% of people struggling with these conditions are aged between 25 – 64 years: only 32% of people are older than 65 years, and 8% are younger than 24 years. it doesn’t matter how old a person is, there are ways to help improve people’s quality of life.
Orthopaedic Surgeon Professor Peter Choong says we need an agile health system funded on evidence based practice, with movement as a central element of care.
“It’s about having the right treatments, in the right place, at the right time – so patients achieve the best possible quality of life,” he says.
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