Monday, 5 November 2012

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.


  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?

  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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