Keeping Active Over 50

Susan Coultas

Fifty is definitely the new 40 and these days we generally want to defy the natural ageing process and live life to the full for as long as possible.

In order to achieve this, we need to preserve pain-free movement, flexibility and strength.

Whether we like it or not, though, there are certain conditions and complaints which are more likely to affect us once we reach our 50s and can cause us joint pain and joint stiffness. These include various types of arthritis, chronic issues such as lower back pain and back stiffness, neck pain, and neck stiffness and discomfort issues including hip pain, knee pain and shoulder stiffness.

At Hands That Heal, we can support you in living up to your physical aspirations by reviewing your general strength, fitness, flexibility, and specific ailments.

We can then treat you using a range of physical therapies including range of movement exercises, ultrasound, massage, acupuncture, taping and hot and cold compresses. We can also correct things which have the potential to create problems for you in the future, such as bad posture.

We may also recommend low impact exercise regimes including activities like swimming, cycling and walking, to help you maintain the core strength you need to support your musculoskeletal frame and keep you moving.


CASE STUDY: Susan Coultas took action and found Hands That Heal after a slipped disc resulted in severe back pain and almost forced her to give up her golfing hobby READ MORE...


Conditions we can help with:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Bone injuries and fractures
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Issues with joints including neck, hip, knee, ankle, feet, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand
  • Post-surgery rehabilitation
  • Post-childbirth rehabilitation
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Symphysis pubis dysfunction
  • Recovery from fractures
  • Work-related aches and pains
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Lifting injuries and prevention
  • Posture correction
  • Workstation re-organisation and advice
  • Chronic pain in muscles, joints and bones
  • Rotator cuff muscle strain
  • Subacromial impingement
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Spondylosis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Back pain
  • Slipped discs
  • Neck pain
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Shin splints
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Patella femoral syndrome
  • Vertigo
  • Whiplash
  • Posture problems
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches
  • Tendonitis
  • Muscle strain
  • Muscle tears
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Ligament tears
  • Lumbago
  • Hypermobility
  • Anxiety and stress

Read more about the range of conditions we treat and services we offer.

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