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Sarcopenia Management & Prevention Ireland

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Promoting Healthy Ageing In Dublin, Ireland

Sarcopenia is a condition that affects many people as they get older. It can lead to a number of health problems, including decreased mobility and independence.

Here at Dublin Physical & Chiropractic, we offer a range of treatments to help manage and prevent sarcopenia.

Our physical therapists are experts in the field and can help you regain your mobility and independence. Contact us today to book an appointment!

woman getting physiotherapy for sarcopenia

What Is Sarcopenia?

Sarcopenia is a condition that affects muscle mass and strength as people get older. It can lead to decreased mobility and independence, as well as other health problems.

The main cause of sarcopenia is age-related muscle loss, which occurs due to a number of factors including inactivity, inflammation, and hormone changes.

How Can Physical therapy Help?

Physical therapy is a proven way to manage sarcopenia and improve muscle mass and strength. Our physical therapists will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that targets the causes of your sarcopenia.

Treatments may include exercises, stretches, and massage therapy. We can also provide advice on lifestyle changes to help you stay healthy and active.

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Risk Factors Associated With Sarcopenia

There are a number of risk factors that can increase your chances of developing sarcopenia. These include:

  • Old age.
  • Inactivity.
  • Smoking.
  • Poor Nutrition.
  • Chronic Disease.
  • Obesity.
  • Low level of education.
  • Depression.

How Can I Prevent Sarcopenia?

There are a few things you can do to help prevent sarcopenia.

  • Stay active and engage in regular physical activity.
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet with plenty of protein and vitamin D.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Quit smoking.
  • See your doctor for regular checkups and screenings.

If you are concerned about sarcopenia or think you may be at risk, contact Dublin Physical & Chiropractic for a consultation. We can help you get back on the path to healthy aging.

Sarcopenia is a condition that affects many people as they get older. It can lead to decreased mobility and independence, as well as other health problems.

How Is Sarcopenia Diagnosed?

Sarcopenia is diagnosed with the use of a sarcopenia index, which measures muscle mass and strength. Your doctor may also order other tests to determine the cause of your sarcopenia.

man doing resistance training to prevent sarcopenia

How Is Sarcopenia Treated?

The best treatment for sarcopenia is resistance training. Your physical therapist can design an exercise that works for you to rebuild muscle mass, improve balance and reduce frailty.

Exercise not only increases muscle mass, but also reduces the risk of falls, and in turn reduces the risk of fractures and long hospital stays. It also prolongs life expectancy and independence.

How We Manage Sacropenia At Dublin Physical & Chiropractic

At Dublin Physical & Chiropractic we instill in all the clients the importance of healthy aging, even with the young adults we see. Prevention is the best medicine, and exercise is the best way to age with grace.

To prevent and manage sarcopenia, we promote our clients to be active and engage with their own health and wellness. We also target any barriers to being active like weakness, pain, stiffness, fatigue, fear of falling, and movement avoidance.

group exercise classes elderly sarcopenia

We do this with a combination of:

All of our treatment options are natural, drug-free, and nonsurgical.

Visit Us In Dun Laoghaire, Dublin Ireland

Our physical therapy & other services extend throughout Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown including Blackrock, Cherrywood, Stillorgan, Rathfarnham, Shankill, Cabinteely, Foxrock, Clonskeagh, and Killiney.

Our office is located just outside of the center of Dun Laoghaire and is between Deansgrange and Monkstown. You can find our building entrance on Lower Mounttown Road, across from Woodland Park. We are a 30-second walk from Dublin Bus stop 2031 which is outside of Mccormick’s Pub.

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References

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4269139/

[2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8784542/

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