Posted - March 2012 in Living with HSP - Management & Treatment News
Of all the forms of exercise available to HSPers, aquatic therapy, or exercising in water is just about the safest and most beneficial.
If you have access to a hydrotherapy facility, swimming pool, or even a lake or creek when the water is warm enough… then take advantage of this marvellous medium for gently exercising and relaxing spastic muscles, having a whole body workout, and as much fun as you choose!
Here is a PowerPoint presentation Aquatic Therapy (2.8 MB) that you can download that gives a whole range of different ways to exercise in water safely and effectively. The presentation also goes into the background behind the exercises and describes what is going on in the body so that we can understand what we are both trying to achieve and trying to avoid to get maximum benefit.