Re: Water therapy
I'm so glad you brought this up! My grandma is a fibro patient and is in really bad shape right now. She is 73, a non-swimmer and afraid of water. Her Rhuemy which is part of the practice that my rhuemy is in suggested this kind of rehab for her. There are other parts that go along with it like behavioral stuff, meditation, learning different methods of coping. I am worried about the water therapy especially if it's in with alot of people. She will freak. She doesn't even like water in her face. She did learn how to swim at a very late age but really hates it. I wonder if this water therapy is going to be OK for her. I can hardly do the water exercises that I try on my own. They sound like the ones that you tried. I use the kickboard, use dumbell floaty weights to strenthen the arms but, I also keep my legs moving (I can only do this about 2 minutes max!), I use the floaty weight belt alot so I can swim without having to carry all my weight and I try to swim a few laps (can hardly do that pulling my own weight), I also use flippers. I did a whole 30 minutes without stopping and paid for it later! I was sore but I felt like I tried to do something that was good for me.
TT - if you don't mind, how old are you and when did you get dx'd. I may have already asked you this but, you know about the memory? and If I haven't thanked you for your posts, Thank You!