Jun 21

The Benefits Of Water Therapy Explained


Anyone above a certain age, or people with mobility issues and conditions like arthritis, could certainly benefit from engaging in some water therapy, treatments and exercises carried out in a pool for those who struggle with land-based activity.

This is an increasingly popular way for people to be treated or get some exercise, which they’d find hard to do otherwise. It can help relieve chronic pain symptoms, fibromyalgia, any discomfort you might be having while pregnant and so on, so can benefit a wide range of people – hence why it’s becoming more popular as time goes on.

Because the force of gravity lessens when you’re in water, there’s less pressure being put on your spine and joints. People also report finding it easier to move while in the water because the body is so buoyant, so water therapy is also brilliant for helping to build up muscle strength.

Benefits include better mobility and joint flexibility, better balance, core stabilisation, stress relief, postural awareness and – because it helps people move about and get some exercise – a sense of happiness and general wellbeing.

It can be incredibly frustrating for people to feel as though they’re stuck in their house with very limited options available to them in terms of exercise and moving around, but water therapy could really help give these people a new lease of life.

It might be worth looking into what’s going on in your local area to see if there are any clubs you could join if you are intrigued and want to give it a try.

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Oct 18

Robbie Williams Reveals Arthritis Problem


Pop star Robbie Williams, formerly of boyband Take That, has revealed that he suffers from arthritis in his back, saying that the pain in his joints has stopped him from playing football and restricted his dancing – so those planning on catching him on tour in the future will likely see a more stripped back show than they are perhaps used to. Easy access inflatable bath lifts could help his condition.

Speaking to the London Evening Standard, the 42-year-old said: “I’ve got arthritis in my back so I can’t put my foot through a ball. “I have very tight hamstrings, barely existent calves. I dance like a drunk dad at a wedding. But I’ve got to do something to fill the time on stage.”

The singer was speaking after being named as music icon at the Attitude Awards, no doubt a massive achievement for him. He’s also due to receive the Brit Icons Award in November as well.

It’s certainly interesting to see someone so young come out and talk about having arthritis, as it’s often considered to be a condition that only older people suffer from. While it’s true that it typically develops in adults who are in their late 40s or older, and is more common in women, it can affect people of all ages, including children.

In fact, in the UK around 15,000 children and young people are affected by the condition, NHS figures show. However, symptoms often do improve as children age, so they are able to lead a normal life.

The most commonly affected joints are in the hands, spine, knees and hips, with symptoms including fatigue, joint tenderness, pain, swelling, warmth, stiffness and redness.

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