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Water Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Ann Rosenstein

Published by Idyll Arbor
Publication date: 2008

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Water Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis contains dozens of individual exercises and examples of ex­ercise routines. It is richly illustrated so the reader can see all of the elements that go into an exercise program: equipment, warm-ups, stretching, aerobic exercises, strength exercises, balance exercises, exercises focusing on the abdominals, neck exercises, and cool downs. Included, also, is information on medications, vitamins and minerals, herbs, diet, and nutri­tion.

Rheumatoid arthritis makes it hard to move joints during exercise, but there are treatments that can help lessen the pain. Water exercise is one of the best. The gentle exercises relax the muscles, prevent further damage to joints, and reduce stress.

Water Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis provides gentle and effective water exercises that reduce the pain in tender joints, providing a way to lessen the impact of the disease. The buoyancy and cushioning effect of the water allows for free­dom of movement with just the right amount of resistance needed to achieve the desired results.

For the families and friends of people with rheumatoid arthritis:

Water Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis is designed to allow you to take an active part in helping your friend or loved one with rheumatoid arthritis. These are exercises you can do, too, to keep yourself in shape.

For therapists and exercise professionals:

Water Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis can help you understand the dis­ease and design exercise programs geared specifically towards people affected by this condition. This book contains informa­tion on the various assessments and tools used when determining the physical capabilities of a person with rheumatoid arthritis, allowing you to design the most beneficial program for your client.