Rehabilitation after a knee replacement operation and improving the condition of the remaining arthritic knee.
Peter, 81, suffers with osteoarthritis in both knees and was due to have one of them replaced. He came to H2O Physio to help him lose weight and strengthen the supporting muscles around his knee.
- Duration: 30 minutes
- Water Temperature: 31˚C
- Speed: 2.0 to 4.0kph
- Depth: 1100mm
- Resistance Jets: Not activated
- Direction: Forwards, backwards and sideways
- Number of Sessions: 6
Retired managing director, Peter, is in good shape except for suffering with arthritis in his knees.
Playing rugby in earlier life, together with the usual wear and tear has more than likely contributed to his current condition.
Peter’s aims were to strengthen the supporting muscles and lose weight to reduce the pressure on his knees.
Exercising in the underwater treadmill allowed both knees to move more freely, supported by the water and with the load dramatically reduced. Range of movement has increased and Peter’s overall health and fitness has improved.
This form of exercise has resulted in less pain, inflammation and joint stiffness – a welcome relief to anyone suffering with arthritis.
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Optispine uses the latest and most advanced physiotherapy techniques and equipment, specifically designed to help people with back and joint problems.
Treatment starts with accurate diagnosis of the problem, followed by effective hands-on therapy to reduce pain and restore function as quickly as possible.
Alongside this, we are able to offer rehabilitation plans for a more long-term solution, including advanced hydrotherapy using underwater treadmills and a specialist 7-step programme.
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