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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!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SMB19191405 9/9/2010 10:56AM

    What a great daughter! And what great motivation for your dad.

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    My dad has been getting wobbly too. I've been thinking of getting him one of those chair exercise DVD's. It sounds like PT is giving him some great exercises to do.

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MARTY19 9/4/2010 8:32AM

    emoticon That is an awesome way to get back into ST. And with you as his daily partner, your Dad will get stronger too.

Love you,

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_VALEO_ 9/4/2010 2:15AM

    What a great motivation for the two of you!


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BARNABABY1 9/4/2010 1:31AM

    Wow... your Dad is awesome and so are you!!! Hope you both keep up the good work!
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LIVNFITNHAPPY 9/4/2010 12:39AM

    Good for You and your Dad too!
I feel like joining in too! They all sound like good moves!
It is special that you can share workout time together. emoticon

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LAFFLOTS57 9/3/2010 10:44PM

    Heartwarming to hear of your well spent time w/ your Dad! emoticon

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    What a great daughter you are !!!!

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LOPEYP 9/3/2010 7:45PM

    I hope your dad sticks to it.
Funny - I took my mother to the dr. yesterday and he told her to get some exercise to strength her quads and support her knees. Fitness is so important at any age. Good for you for doing the exercises with him. Wiching you both well!!

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ANDI571 9/3/2010 7:37PM

    My daughter is a physical therapist, and if I am not doing my exercises like that, she gets on to me. She works in a nursing home, and already has me at 80 instead of 53. She says most falls are because of weak muscles. So what you are doing is great for you.

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SLENDERELLA61 9/3/2010 6:54PM

    Good job on joining your dad for motivating him and you, too. Definitely it will be good for both of you! Hooray for ST. Stay strong!! -Marsha

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/3/2010 6:51PM

    Yes, you can! And just think what a boost to his good feelings to have a buddy doing his workout alongside... and to yours... talk about multiple sources of good feelings... this is a win all around!

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SHERRY257 9/3/2010 5:00PM

    That sounds like an excellent plan! What a wonderful daughter you are! Enjoy the time with your Dad! emoticon

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