Independence And Mobility
Age is not a barrier
As we age we can become more concerned about keeping up with our usual lifestyle. Often commitments to work and family increase and the ability to fulfil these responsibilities is important to us.
Losing our independence and mobility is a real concern, especially as we watch our parents ageing and witness their struggles. We need to make a decision to not allow the steady decline to affect our quality of life.
Your body is capable
Family members tell us we should be “slowing down” or are “too old for that type of exercise”, sometime they even claim that it “just runs in the family”. Although this advice is offered from a place of kindness they are simply not true.
As we age we usually reduce our activity levels, this leads to loss of strength, flexibility, mobility and confidence. Once this downward spiral has had enough time to take hold our mobility and independence is greatly reduced.
Acknowledging our bodies are ageing is different from assuming this will stop us from being able to do everything we want. Healthy adjustments to diet, lifestyle and fitness are beneficial at any age and will always have a positive impact on health and wellbeing no matter what stage of life you are at. We don’t want you to have to miss out on that lunch date, that game of golf, that family holiday or time with your children or grandchildren.
If you experience an injury or health condition, your body has the tools to recover.
With the right treatment plan, aged muscles are just as capable of responding to strengthening as any other.
Make your activity matter
Some clients have ongoing conditions such as arthritis, osteoarthritis or osteoprosis, that are managed with regular exercise, prescribed by a physiotherapist to be the most effective programme possible.
Others have developed their sporting interests in an effort to stay healthy and may experience discomfort or stiffness that would stop this important aspect of their life if not treated.
How We Solve The Problem
Resulting from a fall while carrying a small table, I damaged my foot and got what is called a dropped arch. I have a very high instep. This injury caused me much pain which seemed to be getting worse and more debilitating. Following advice from friends, I decided to make an appontment to see Steven and what a good decision that was. In the first place, Steven is a really good listener while he assesses the situation. Then he gives the problem much care and attention plus the benefit of his experience. Steven uses the latest equipment to diagnose the problem but he also has a 'hands on' approach to investigate the source of the problem. Thanks to the exercises he advised me to do, my foot is better and pain- free. Thank you Steven.