Monday, 5 November 2012

Hydrotherapy

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Someone just asked me about hydrotherapy exercises.

Hydrotherapy is exercises done in a heated pool. The water helps provide support, and the warmth also makes a difference to painful joints. I find hydro exhausting, but it does help ease joint pain, and to loosen up stiff joints a little.

To get my hydrotherapy program, I went to a physiotherapist to have exercises tailored to my needs - and I'd recommend anyone else to do the same.

To give you an idea of the kinds of exercises involved, here are some demonstrations from Gary Moller on You Tube.




3 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the interesting videos! Research has shown considerable support for these types of exercises when it comes to relieving some of the pressure on arthritic joints. I just wanted to know how many arthritis patients have been using these techniques?

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  2. I have actually heard that that many people who have been diagnosed with a variety of arthritic and rheumatic conditions find a lot of benefit from these hydrotherapy exercises. It's all about helping to improve flexibility and strength in the joints in a an environment that doesn't put a lot of added pressure on those affected joints.

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  3. Hello again Iris, I first commented on your blog last year to let you know about the infographic that I helped put together for lupus awareness month. Well, we have been working to put together a brand new one for Lupus Awareness Month this year! I would love for you to check it out, the title is It is Lupus Awareness Month – Put On Some Purple!

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