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Old 03-07-2007, 05:48 PM   #16
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Re: Traction as conversative therapy

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It is probably not the speed but the vibration and jarring motion of the treadmill that is bothering you.. and be careful because I also hurt my neck on the stationary bike.. I am not an advocate of treadmills I have seen too many injuries.. I know it sounds strange but it is much better to walk on normal ground... (outside better than concrete floors but hey in the winter we make do) today it was awful weather icy and cold so I walked 4 times around my grocery store... those people must have thought I had memory problems and couldn't remember my grocery list!!! LOL I also sometimes walk the gym at our gym ... much better than treadmills...

 
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Re: Traction as conversative therapy

bdancer:
Was the bike that you hurt your neck on, a regular (upright) stationary bike or a recumbent one?

 
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Old 03-08-2007, 07:32 AM   #18
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bdancer: Sorry ....I forgot to ask you...what other kinds of injuries have you seen on the treadmill, when someone is walking? I knowyou are a phys. therapist, right? (hopefully, I didnt mix you up with another person on here)...

 
Old 03-08-2007, 09:25 AM   #19
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Re: Traction as conversative therapy

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Hi all

It is probably not the speed but the vibration and jarring motion of the treadmill that is bothering you.. and be careful because I also hurt my neck on the stationary bike.. I am not an advocate of treadmills I have seen too many injuries.. I know it sounds strange but it is much better to walk on normal ground... (outside better than concrete floors but hey in the winter we make do) today it was awful weather icy and cold so I walked 4 times around my grocery store... those people must have thought I had memory problems and couldn't remember my grocery list!!! LOL I also sometimes walk the gym at our gym ... much better than treadmills...
I understand where you are coming from and what you are saying. My former PTs have also encouraged me to do the elliptical machine over the treadmill for a couple reasons, one being the pounding on the back the treadmill can cause. I've been hesitant cause the elliptical has been too taxing on me. My plan was to work up to it. My current PT does allow me to use the treadmill, as long as I'm taking it easy. She also said we'll work up to a point where I can use their elliptical machine as a part of my strengthening. I'm just not there yet with them.

Thanks for your comments and encouragement for the best treatment options.

 
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