Clinical considerations for the ageing athlete

Brun, Shane (2016) Clinical considerations for the ageing athlete. Australian Family Physician, 45 (7). pp. 478-483.

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Abstract

Background: Many older people are participating in high-intensity activities and sports. Clinicians need to be aware of the physiology of ageing relative to the demands of higher intensity sport. Patient expectations, comorbidities and medication use are important aspects to consider when advising the ageing athlete appropriately.

Objective: This article highlights the important aspects of maintaining a physically active lifestyle. For the ageing athlete, there are differing needs as well as risks associated with higher intensity physical activity. This article will outline how to cater for these needs and minimise the potential risks.

Discussion: Appreciating the importance of physical activity as a major public health intervention is essential for all clinicians. Ensuring that the ageing athlete is able to participate safely and optimally in higher intensity physical activity is an increasing expectation.

Item ID: 49353
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0300-8495
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2017 22:51
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110602 Exercise Physiology @ 60%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111702 Aged Health Care @ 40%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920502 Health Related to Ageing @ 80%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920409 Injury Control @ 20%
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