We are all getting older. But how we age differs from one person to the next.
While two people may share the same birth date, one may function better physically or mentally. These two people may have the same chronological age but different functional ages. With a rapidly ageing workforce there is a need to develop and implement proactive healthcare strategies to help all workers maintain good health, physical function and productivity. Our innovative personal injury profiling system (PIP) utilises a quick and non-invasive testing model to identify individual functional limitations and body imbalances. After completing this quick test we can prescribe a personalised program to address limiting factors and improve overall health and function.
Combining PIP with our onsite injury prevention clinic and health solutions will yield additional results for your workers health and wellbeing. Through participating in our injury prevention and manual handling programs your workers will begin to combat the negative effects of ageing, as they will improve movement patterns and overall physical capacity.
Proactive healthcare strategies don’t wait for workers to develop an injury before that worker gets the training, information and coaching they need to remain healthy.
Scroll down to see how ageing effects your body.
Why it Works
- Decreased number and severity of musculoskeletal injuries
- Proactive rather than reactive about ageing
- Evidence based practice
- Personal approach for workers specific issues
- Engage, educate and participate
- Safe and effective
- Muscle strength gradually declines, on average, those 51 to 55 have about 80 per cent of the strength they had in their early 30s.
- Muscles lose elasticity.
- Muscles take longer to respond.
- Bones lose calcium, making them more porous. This can lead to osteoporosis.
- Cartilage deteriorates and can lead to bone damage at the joint.
- The heart, lungs and the circulatory system’s ability to carry oxygen-filled blood decreases.
- Between age 30 and 65, functional breathing capacity is reduced by 40 per cent.
- Blood vessels lose flexibility. Arteries thicken, which can lead to hardening of the arteries, increasing the risk of high blood pressure and strokes.
- With more constricted blood vessels, blood flow to outer parts of the body decreases. It also lessens the body’s ability to carry heat to the skin.
- The heart takes longer to return to resting level following an increase in the heart rate.
- The ability to hear and distinguish one kind of sound from another, especially high-pitched sounds, decreases with age.
- More difficulty locating the source of sounds.
- The flexibility of the lens of the eye changes, often resulting in long- sightedness, which is noticeable around age 40.
- The eye’s ability to see light gradually diminishes. The amount of light reaching the back of the eye can decline by up to 75 per cent between ages 20 and 50.
- The macula, a light- sensitive point at the back of the eye, works less effectively.
- Sharpness of vision for stationary objects does not decline significantly before age 60. The ability to see moving targets, sideways and in-and- out motions can begin to decline at a much younger age.
- The skin stretches less easily.
- Secretion of oil and sweat declines.
- While mental processes are at their height when people are in their 30s and 40s, these abilities decline only very slightly in the 50s and 60s. A decline may not be noticeable until people are 70 or older.
- The amount of change varies greatly from one person to the next.
- The sensory system carries messages to the brain and the motor control system carries messages from the brain to parts of the body performing an activity.
- A decrease in the size and flexibility of muscles and a reduction in central and outer nerve fibres occur with age.