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Older persons' health services at the Christchurch Clinic

The human body is designed for movement. By simply increasing your levels of activity you may be able to reduce the effects of long term health conditions such as:

  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoporosis
  • History of falls

Exercises to improve flexibility and fitness can decrease the chance of falls, add a measure of self assurance, and help you maintain your independence. Individual advice and suggested exercises from your physiotherapist can help to decrease pain and stiffness and improve strength and mobility.