I love going to the pool. The water is very warm, around 92 degrees. I go to a water aerobics class and have the opportunity to do my PT exercises in the water, modified a bit of course. I think it's really helping my sciatica, plus my weight loss efforts.
Finally had my appt. with the neurosurgeon. She seemed very nice and knew what she was talking about. She was not cut happy and is sending me back to the injections and PT for 2-4 weeks. That doesn't seem very long. Then I see her again and if there is not enough progress we will need to go the double fusion and steel rod route. I am going to ask for water therapy to be part of my routine. I hear great things about it.
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I really like the No Impact/Deep Water Aerobics. It's imperitive that I am not touching the bottom of the pool at all. "Low Impact" (hah!) in the shallow end won't cut it. We do cardio and strength using a floatation belt and styrofoam "weights." I usually have little or no pain and feel much better afterwards... as long as I modify or slow down where needed (when I'm not being stubborn, that is).
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I can relate, I was sent to the pool for PT, for some reason the water created to much pressure and it was very uncomfortable, The therapist told me not to ever come back. I haven't found a good alternative for exercising.
Some years back, I had an opportunity to use a pool that had a treadmill in it. It was so much fun although I had to work on not bobbing around! The greatest thing was not sweating but feeling cool no matter how hard I worked.
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It usually is very good for people with back problems. It did not work for me but my situation is unique. The doctors said they've never seen or heard of it happening before. I live near a therapy place called Courage Center and the pool is always busy.
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I am going to see if my back doctor will refer me there. I have a hot tub at home and am getting a membership to an indoor pool for Christmas. I'd like some guidance on what cardio I should be doing in the pool and hot tub. I really miss the running and weight lifting I did before the accident.
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I have--and it was really good. The place I went had a hot pool with a treadmill in it, and I went from not walking very far at all to being able to walk miles (on land) without pain, and all of it started by walking in that pool. I loved it so much that I looked into buying one for home. But the $10,000+ price tag was more than a bit out of my range!
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Has anyone tried physical therapy in a swimming pool? I am wondering if there would be exercises available for me to do in the hot tub since I cannot do strength training or cardio on days when I must drive to work. There is a hospital near me that offers it. I was wondering if it was worth pursuing.
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