Do you want to go walking but your knees slow you down or your hips just won’t let you hop? Maybe it’s a struggle just to do the shopping or walk the dog………
You aren’t alone!
Did you know that Osteoarthritis affects over 1.3 million Australians. It hurts and can be very debilitating! But apart from the pain it causes, the impact it has on your lifestyle can lead to further issues including:
- High blood pressure
- Psychological issues including depression
- General deconditioning
Did you know that alongside anti-inflammatory medication and pain killers, exercise or “keeping moving” is one of the most effective forms of arthritis management and actually promotes a slowing in the degenerative process.
But the problem for arthritis sufferers is………. movement hurts!
So, how would you like to move your joints freely, in a warm, gravity reduced and comforting environment where you can build strength and flexibility safely?
Well – come and hop on in!
So many weight bearing exercises that are painful when performed on land, like a squats or heel raises, can often be done painlessly in water.
We run hydrotherapy classes at our 9B Green Street location where you can exercise safely in a warm pool environment where you can get strong and improve your mobility. Here are a few things our patients love about our classes:
- The Physio’s run the class.
- Small classes – everybody gets attention!
- Everybody has their own, personalised program
- The pool is indoor and is heated to 30˚C (lovely for Winter!).
- There are shower and change facilities at the pool.
- We can progress to land based exercise when you are ready
- We get great results
So if you are ready to take an active approach to your arthritis, whether it be in your knees, ankles, hips, lower back or shoulders – let us help you! Get back to doing what you love. Contact our clinic on 9905 0048 to organise an assessment and get started – you have no idea how good you can feel!