Better on Water than on Land:
Aquatic Exercise for Peripheral Neuropathy
The Neuropathy Association of Texas (NATX) recently shared a presentation on aquatic exercise for neuropathy, presented by Julie O'Conner, Aquatic Specialist of Sun City Texas.
The Benefits of Water Exercise
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Less impact, easier movements
Improves muscle strength,
Improves circulation and increases oxygen movement in the bloodstream- both good for nerve regeneration and health
Builds muscle that can help balance
Just plain fun!
Tread carefully on slippery areas around the pool.
Plan how to get in and out of the pool in a safe manner.
Wear aqua pool shoes in and around the water for both stability and to protect your feet.
Remember to bring a water bottle to keep hydrated.
Do as much as you are comfortable doing, and build up to longer, more difficult workouts.
Types of Aquatic Exercise
Shallow end: Using different equipment or movements with correct posture.
Deep water movements:(non-weight bearing)
Ai chi – Tai Chi in water
Water Strolling: walking in water about abdomen high. Hold your back straight, and try not to walk on tiptoes.
Training or condition in water
You can find the video of Ms. O'Conner's presentation here.
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