Brenda Yoder, PT, ATRIC

Brenda Yoder, PT, ATRIC


Question:
I have arthritis and pain in many joints. I don’t tolerate exercise, but my Doctor encourages me to continue to exercise. What should I do?
Answer: A good way to exercise when you have painful joints is starting with Aquatic therapy. Aquatic therapy can be very beneficial to get you moving with decreased pain. In chest deep water you only have 30% weight bearing through your joints. The water can be used to facilitate movement with the buoyancy, or give you resistance to work on strengthening. We can instruct you in specific exercises including core strengthening, range of motion and postural awareness. We will help you get set up on a regular exercise routine with the goal of transitioning to an Independent Aquatic Exercise Program at a community pool. For more information call Brenda at STARS 367-8989.