We are forever treating patients who feel almost embarrassed that they want to continue playing or participating in sport once they reach 50ish. People are more aware of their health and they feel that by continuing to participate in their hobby it will prevent future cardiovascular problems occurring .
This is a good ideology but we still need to remember that the body like any other” machine “, may need adjustments.
People are often surprised that as they have been running, cycling or playing a particular sport for most of their lives why should they develop for example a knee or back problem .
We explain that the chosen hobby doesn’t necessarily strengthen all the joints of the body and that other activities during their life needs to be considered.
So our advice is to have regular MOT’s on their body in order to fine tune muscles and joints as they did when they were younger. Training is needed probably more so now if we are able to enjoy a long and active injury -free life.