Fifty something is a fine time to set some health and wellbeing goals. When it comes to getting the best from your body, experience and maturity are great assets. However, if you’re not the ‘one’ in the ‘1 in 10’ Australians over fifty getting enough cardiovascular exercise to stave off age-related decline – perhaps now is your time to change.
When you know that it’s time to take care of yourself, we’d love to help. Our Physiotherapists provide trusted advice and are dedicated to keeping you healthy and active. We’ll work with you on staying strong and flexible to prevent injuries and illness. If things go awry you can rely on our expertise to support your recovery and restore your strength.
How we work
We provide non-invasive and non-pharmaceutical treatments to:
- rebalance and realign your body’s complex systems
- address the interconnected causes of injury and illness
- reduce your need for surgical interventions or drug therapies
Furthermore, we treat you as a whole person whose long-term health and wellbeing is central to everything we do.
Here are three of the top ways your physiotherapist can enhance your quality of life after fifty.
Manage wear and tear
None of us are immune to the impact of aging, but with the right care and support, we can manage its wear and tear.
If you’re planning or pursuing a fitness goal or playing a sport you love, we’ll support you to stay on track. If you’re combining exercise or sport with a busy working and family life, we’ll help you keep everything together.
Perhaps you’re also living with back or neck pain. Maybe or muscle stiffness or ligament damage or headaches are impacting your performance and quality of life.
Maintain strength and mobility
Few of us are prone to falls in our fifties. However, working on your stability and balance and maintaining strong bones and muscles helps protect you from one of aging’s most significant risks
Neck, back, and joint pain and loss of strength and flexibility frequently go hand in hand. Both are often the result of tight or weak muscles, limited blood flow, and inactivity. Physiotherapy can increase blood flow, build core strength, and keep you flexible.
Feeling stiff, and sore? Let’s get you moving.
Support for a tailored exercise program
It is never too late to recap the physical and psychological benefits of exercise.
In fact, a study of wheelchair-bound weightlifters aged between 80 and 90 showed ongoing improvements in their strength and overall functional ability.
Clearly, there’s still plenty of time in your fifties to find a sport to an exercise regime that works for you.
Your physiotherapist can help you with this by:
- advising you on sports and fitness regimes exercises best suited to your strength and range of movement
- showing you the correct postures and movements for your chosen sport or work out
- helping you set and adapt a program of specific exercises to enhance strength, balance and coordination to improve your performance
- cheering you on and sticking by you to sort out problems and injuries as they arise
We offer comprehensive sports physiotherapy for anyone involved in sport at any level.
Recover from injuries and set backs
Even the best prepared and most careful amongst us can get injured. As we age our recovery rate slows down. At around 45 it’s about fifteen percent slower than someone aged 30 with similar injuries.
That said, physiotherapy is highly effective for managing pain and providing an active recovery program aimed at restoring you to heath as soon as possible. Depending on the nature and seriousness of your injury, your physiotherapist can help you with:
- exercises to improve flexibility and strength
- joint mobilisation and soft tissue techniques including dry needling to reduce pain and improve movement,
- hydrotherapy to aid muscle and joint rehabilitation
We also work collaboratively with your general practitioner and any other allied healthcare professionals supporting your recovery.
Retired hurt? We’ll get you back in the game.
*Please note, content within this article is for educational purposes only and treatment and advice mentioned may not be suited for everyone. Please consult a team member at
The Brisbane Spine Clinic or your General Practitioner for specific advice.