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Q: DISABLILITY IS THE QUESTION AND HOW TO HELP. ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Category: Health > Fitness and Nutrition
Asked by: hannah-ga
List Price: $4.00
Posted: 03 Jun 2002 00:22 PDT
Expires: 10 Jun 2002 00:22 PDT
Question ID: 20306
I am disabled. I have a pool and hot tub. I can't excercise without
water. Can you give me instructions how to go about it? Thanks. I can
barely walk and I can't stand long. I have an artificial hip, damage
to knees, feet, elbow, especially back and neck. Conventional efforts
not an chance.
Answered By: madsky101-ga on 03 Jun 2002 02:25 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

I am happy to assist you with your question about aquatic therapy.

As you may have noticed, in your search efforts, information about
specific aquatic exercises is very sparse.  The reason being is, that
it is highly recommended that you consult your physician before
attempting any exercise program.  Aquatic exercise may seem simple,
but the exercises can pose some safety problems for people with
severely limited endurance or range of motion issues.  Therefore, your
program should be supervised by a qualified health professional.

With that said, I am listing links to several resources where you can
obtain information about aquatic therapy.

You may want to try a few simple exercises and basic technics
contained in an article for the web site.
"Water Therapy Exercise Program" by Andrew J. Cole, MD, May 1, 2001

The Arthritis Foundation offers a low cost video called the Pool
Exercise Program (PEP).  The video contains several exercise routines
that can be done with minimal impact.

One of my relatives suffers from many of the of the same problems that
you listed.  She has puchased a product called the Flex-a-back and it
really seems to aid her in her water exercise program.

Search terms used:

aquatic exercise
aquatic therapy+exercise
water therapy

Thank you,

hannah-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thanking the person who answered my question. You have spent some time
on the answer and it is very helpful. You have tried to search
different areas to cover all the bases.

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