Running competitively at 76

A late in life athlete, Sandra Davies explains how a physiotherapist was instrumental in allowing her to make deep lifestyle changes …

Sandra Davies was inspired to make a change in her life. She never did anything athletic until she was 57.

She’s a later-in-life athlete. She was motivated to live longer, and more vibrantly in order to have a fuller relationship with her grandchild after she had a small heart attack. As a life long drinker and smoker, she made many changes.

Working with a physiotherapist was instrumental.

She has been diagnosed as having severe osteoarthritis in her lower back. She describes in this short video how she became a “partner in her own physical therapy and how the strengthening exercises have allowed her to continue to stay active, to run and to run competitively. She has over fifty medals and her physiotherapist helps to “keep her on track.”

“I do it because I can… I do it because I like to win the medals!” – Sandra Davies


Posted by Arbutus Health Team

The Arbutus Physiotherapy & Health Centre is a health and wellness clinic that provides physiotherapy, massage therapy and chiropractic care. We provide assessments and treatments to people with acute injury, chronic pain, and sports related injuries. We can help you recover and return to an active, healthy lifestyle, and peak performance.