Physical Health for 40-60

Physical Health for 40-60

Physical (muscle & joint) Health Solutions

A physical therapist’s exam can reveal several factors causing your pain. Namely, muscle knots (trigger points), lack of flexibility and/or strength, and issues above, below, or even on the other side of your body which can create undue strain on your symptomatic side.

 

Your PT also has to evaluate how you function during walking, bending, reaching, stair climbing, and running. Observation may reveal biomechanical flaws or deficits which can contribute to painful areas and lost performance. Only when all these issues are addressed, will you attain a full recovery and live a more active lifestyle. 

Ok, what about your muscle and joint health

Most of us over 40 have felt the aches and pains of aging when getting out of bed in the morning. Many legacy athletes have old injuries that may have cropped back up as they attempt to regain their youth and play sports or work out again. 

Dr. Rick’s “Over 40 Performance Rx” video can help guide you through full-body workouts to regain athletic abilities and slow the aging process. Many patients come to their doctor’s office with diagnoses of arthritis even in this age range. Changes seen on X-rays can be evident of joint changes but may NOT be the cause of your symptoms. See your physical therapist for a more specific examination before relying on medications or considering surgery. 

Physical therapists perform a thorough exam: A physical therapist's exam can reveal several factors causing your pain. Namely, muscle knots (trigger points), lack of flexibility and/or strength, and issues above, below, or even on the other side of your body which can create undue strain on your symptomatic side.

Your PT also has to evaluate how you function during walking, bending, reaching, stair climbing, and running. Observation may reveal biomechanical flaws or deficits which can contribute to painful areas and lost performance. Only when all these issues are addressed, will you attain a full recovery and live a more active lifestyle.

See the functional performance section so you can self-assess your current abilities. Now in order to improve upon the results of those tests, you can simply start using the same test exercise to train those muscles and movements.

Dr. Rick’s Over 40 exercise video (see homepage) can give you an amazing full-body workout for long-term health and longevity, In addition, you can schedule a one-on-one personal training session with us to help guide you through a safe but progressive program.