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2/22/14 11:50 A

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Hi y'all, here are a couple more exercises that everyone has to do.

Lift your leg in front on you, not a kick a lift. Don't go too high up, I aim for knee height but I have short legs. Do that 30 times, then do the other one. Try to focus on your core. Keep it firm while you are doing this. Then lift to the back, same concept.

Leg circles, move you leg in a forward circle at your side for 30 circles, then go the other way. Do both legs so you don't walk funny!

I will put some more as I notice them.

Have fun!

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2/17/14 9:32 A

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Oh this is great news for me as I hope to be getting a pool by this summer. Keep the posts coming about what you do, plz. Thanks so much! I'm really looking forward to being able to do this. I was a swimmer and miss having a pool very much.
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2/16/14 3:33 P

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I totally agree! I try to go to water aerobics twice a week and it definitely helps. Haven't gone for a few weeks and can tell a huge difference.

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2/15/14 12:14 P

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I totally agree!! When I was doing Arthritis Aquatics (a gentler form of water aerobics) at the YMCA twice a week, I really felt great. I got out of my routine, and the winter weather hasn't inspired me to get back in to it. Our pool is outdoors and covered by a "bubble" in the winter, and the water temperature is a little chilly. I'm looking forward to rejoining in the summer months.


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2/15/14 10:24 A

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Hi y'all! I have been doing water physical therapy for three weeks now and I feel brand new!

I am asking everyone who has tried everything but, to please give it a try! Y'all saw my posts, begging, pleading, whining, etc. My problems have turned around. Yes, I did get my knee partially fixed, but it truly is the therapy that made all the difference. If you can't get into therapy proper then here are some starters for any pool:

Walk forward until to your water comfort zone and then walk backwards to the place you started from. Do that for five or ten minutes.

Next walk sideways, I hold onto the wall for balance, go to your comfort depth then go back. Do that for five or ten minutes. This one hurts a little so go slow if you have leg problems.

I will give y'all some more later because I am not a therapist. I just know that whoever enters the pool has to do these.

Don't worry if you can't swim, just stay at the lower depths. I go up to my shoulders and come back but if you have fear, only go as far as you feel comfortable.

Please try y'all. It worked for me and I was truly lost.

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