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Water Exercises & Arthritis - Hydrotherapy - Swimming - Water Therapy

Information on arthritis hydrotherapy, water exercises, aquatics, swimming and other types of arthritis water therapy. Warm water exercise is an excellent way for those with arthritis to build up strength, ease stiff joints and relax sore muscles. Waters buoyancy greatly reduces the pressure on your joints, making it easier to perform needed range of motion exercise.
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Pools and Pool Equipment
Water therapy is a great way to exercise for people with arthritis. Take a look at pools and pool equipment.

Guide To Healthy Swimming
A three-part guide to healthy swimming behaviors. People in swimming pools, hot tubs, and spas share the water with everyone else. Water contaminated with germs can cause diarrheal illness and infections in your eyes, nose, ears, and in cuts and scrapes.

POLL: Water Exercise and Pool Therapy
Exercise is an integral part of an arthritis treatment plan. Water therapy has become very popular with arthritis patients because the warmth of the water soothes their bones and joints. The buoyancy of the water reduces strain on already aching joints. Have you had it prescribed for you? Take our poll about water exercise and pool therapy.

Arthritis & Exercise Quiz
Does exercise have any impact on arthritis? Does exercise help or hurt joints burdened by arthritis? If you exercise or plan on starting an exercise program, do you know all you need to know? Take our Arthritis & Exercise Quiz.

Why do doctors recommend aquatic exercise?
Everywhere you look it seems diet and exercise are being promoted for better health. It's common sense, yet for people living with pain and limited range of motion caused by arthritis, it can seem impossible to do. Think again. Mayo Clinic explains why water workouts may be the answer.

What Is Limited Range of Motion?
Water exercise is excellent for improving range of motion.

Deducting Arthritis On Your Income Taxes
A wide array of medical expenses are deductible. The diagnosis of arthritis expands the list of possible allowable deductions. Capital improvements to property when primary purpose is medical need (examples: swimming pools, hottubs and jacuzzi's are deductible only to the extent the cost exceeds the increase in value of the property.

Medical Expenses - When Are Pools, Spas and Other Home Improvements Tax ...
The expense of some major home improvements (such as: pools, spas, elevators, lifts, ramps, etc.) "may" be tax deductible as medical expenses. How do you determine your medical expenses, if any, for the amounts you pay for these types of improvements or the special equipment you have installed in your home?

Water Therapy Helps OA, But Be Careful With High Blood Pressure
Water therapy inproves strength and mobility in patients with osteoarthritis, but be careful with high blood pressure.

Swimming Away From Back Injury
In many cases, swimming can be a very helpful exercise for back pain sufferers. However, that’s not to say that swimming can’t cause back pain or injuries as well. How to protect your back when you swim.

What's good and healthy about swimming?
Swimming is good exercise (that's obvious). Swimming is a lifetime sport that benefits the body and the whole person! But what is it that makes swimming good, specifically? That depends on what you are trying to accomplish.

Warm-Water Exercise Benefits Fibromyalgia & CFS
Exercise is an essential component of any fibromyalgia treatment program and warm-water exercise is one of the best forms of exercise, particularly for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome patients.

Soak Away Your Stresses - Water Therapy
Are you a bath person or a shower person? Putting aside the basic idea that bathing is merely a mechanism for getting clean, a tub experience can heal the mind/body/soul. I can't think of anything more relaxing and soothing than a good long soak in the tub.

Aquatics Offers Freedom By Dianna Borsi O’Brien
Arthritis steals a person’s body and their spirit by limiting their movement, and if people can allow themselves to keep moving longer, they’ll enjoy better quality of life, from MARRTC.

Arthritis and Warm Water Exercise
Warm water exercise (hydrotherapy) is particularly helpful, because your body weight is supported and the resistance of moving through water boosts muscle strength and endurance. Activities such as stretching or walking through water can exercise the joints without putting them under strain, from Better Health Channel.

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