Monday, April 13, 2009

Taking to the waves

A Kansas news outlet has a story about a fibro sufferer who uses physical therapy, but especially water exercise, to get the exercise all fibro patients are told is neccessary to help them live a more pain-free life, but is so hard to do because of constant pain.

"A few months ago, fibromyalgia had Lois Area thinking exercise was the last thing she could do. She says the condition tenses her muscles and makes it a lot harder to function.

But Lois dove into rehab, bypassing the gym and heading to the pool.

Kansas Rehab Physical Therapy Assistant Gustavo Ortiz says water gives a person a sense of lightness. He says the deeper the water, the less stress on the joints so there's less stress on the body."

Read more about her exercise regime here.

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