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My dad and exercising...

Friday, September 03, 2010

My dad has been getting more wobbly and you might remember his falling a couple of weeks ago? The doctor at Dialysis ordered Home Health Therapy and they are giving him exercises to do daily.

I made him a promise that I would join him and do everything they tell him to do even if I am doing it at my home. What a way to make me get back into my S.T.!

so far they have him using his neck muscles to push his head back (he has a dowagers hump) and next he must push his shoulders back against his pillow. 2 x 10, twice daily for each exercise..

mini squats while holding onto the sink. 2x10, twice daily.

calf raises while holding onto the sink. 2x10, twice daily.

hip flexor, 2x10, twice daily.

He said they gave him more yesterday but he doesn't remember. As soon as I find out, I will be joining him.

If he can do these at 87, I can do them at 58.

**still doing them, the squats are getting easier!

***added: shrugs, bridges and pelvic tilt!
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