My advice is the same as the "guest post by Kayla"...water aerobics! We have a Health & Fitness Center here in town that offers an Arthritis Movements class in a therapy pool (warmer than a lap pool) and also a Water Aerobics class.
They even have a chair on wheels that patients can sit on, be wheeled down into the water and do the classes that way.
Sheila in Titusville, FL
There is a program on the telly called "Sit and Be Fit". YOu can check your local listing or even check the library for videos and DVDs of the program.
my gramdma is now waking with a waker we got a theripist to work with her at home , he does all kinds of foot and hand movnents from a chair using a broom stick and strecth bands
Hi, I have a bicycle exerciser that is just the pedals on a base that you sit in a chair and use, you can also do arm exercises with it.
Many pools and wellness centers offer "water aerobics", which are often specifically for people who are older or may have disabilities.
If you are looking for a video, Jodi Stolove has several that are excellent: http://www.chairdancing.com/
If you're looking to make your own program, do a google search for "wheelchair exercise" or "wheelchair exercises", and you'll find tons of ideas. Some sites even have demo pics too.
you could do leg lifts laying down ,lifting your leg when sitting in a chair and you could do all types of arm exersizes, holding you arms out and lifting vege cans or doing circles. also you could stand at a counter and do backward leg lift i feel for ya i have alot of muscle problems
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