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Aquatic Exercise Routines for Multiple Sclerosis

Even Sally Knight's Endless Pool water exercise routine reflects the independent spirit of a woman who grew up in Maine. Having attended numerous clinics espousing any number of techniques for treating her multiple sclerosis - the chronic neuromuscular disease that attacks parts of the nervous system and is characterized by muscle ...

Eliminating pain and prescription medications

When conventional swimming pools in northern latitudes are covered up and useless, Linda Bain's Endless Pool is at its most "magnificent," as she describes it. Linda, a recently retired postal worker who lives in Wisconsin, has used her pool for a little more than a year to treat the symptoms ...

Water Exercise for Diabetes

Larry Lands, 56, has had type 1 diabetes for 46 years. He hooks himself up to the dialysis machine in his bedroom every night. For exercise, he put in an Endless Pool where he swims laps against the current. It's that kind of attitude that 56-year old Larry Lands believes ...

Aquatic Therapy & Exercise for Cerebral Palsy

Water Therapy in an Endless Pool is a convenient and safe way to encourage physical activity for persons with cerebral palsy. Make physical fitness a key part of your rehabilitation program and fight the dangers of inactivity. When immersed in water, you can perform exercises that may not be possible ...

Using an Endless Pool for Aquatic Therapy after Bypass Surgery

In several ways, Grant Dixon's use of his Endless Pool, installed last spring, epitomizes its advantages over conventional standing pools and non-aquatic forms of physical therapy. Grant, 83, uses the pool to lower and control blood glucose levels as part of his treatment for diabetes. His exercise regimen, which consists ...

Recovering from Bursitis using an Endless Pool

It's too bad, in Betty Edmonds' experience, that medical diagnostics are not as reliable in analyzing her painful symptoms as the Endless Pool is in relieving them. Having undergone back surgery nearly three years ago and being confined to a body brace for the better part of a year, Betty ...

A doctor prescribes his own pain-relief

"Even comparatively sedate forms of exercise, like walking, were sometimes rough on my back," says Dr. Robert Voller. To relieve this chronic lower back pain, Dr. Voller crafted an Endless Pool regimen that contrasts that of users whose primary objective is building strength. Robert enhances his flexibility via frequent, short ...

Aquatic Therapy for Fibromyalgia

Fran Kaplan calls the house addition she built to enclose her Endless Pool "my living room, now," since she also uses the space to entertain and to study for her doctoral degree. Fran recently celebrated the anniversary of when she began using her pool as therapy for her fibromyalgia: February ...

Water Exercise for Alzheimer's

Regular physical activity is important at any age, but with Alzheimer's it offers additional benefits, especially when performed in water. Studies have shown that creating a water exercise routine can not only improve muscle strength and health, but also improve mood and decrease anxiety. You'll also find balance much easier ...

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