A lot of people are finding that pool workouts are great for those of us with arthritis and other joint issues. Having full body resistance and some buoyancy to take the weight off of the joints makes it a no-brainer.
Aquatic exercises offer a natural resistance when you’re underwater, and movements are very low-impact on bones, muscles and joints, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Anyone can take this class, Martinsen said. There are many modifications to make it a hard workout or beginner-friendly, and students with injuries tend to feel more secure in the water.
Martinsen picks movements for class that will hit the big muscle groups, and she wants to activate the areas that students use in day-to-day activities.
Has anyone ever tried doing pool therapy to stay in shape and get some arthritis relief?
I’ve recently had more and more arthritis symptoms so I’m starting to look for good ways to keep going for as long as possible.
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