Senior Living


Exercising with arthritic knees to lose weight and improve back health to extend quality of life


Tony Hart, 72, would like to lose weight and suffers with arthritic knees and back pain. He was looking for a way to keep fit and carry on living life to the full.

  •  Duration: 30 minutes
  •  Water Temperature: 31˚C
  •  Speed: 3.0 to 5.0kph
  •  Depth: 1100 down to 900mm
  •  Resistance Jets: Not activated
  •  Direction: Forwards, backwards and sideways
  •  Number of Sessions: 12

Life is busy for Tony as his business is quite demanding and he also has three grandchildren and enjoys many hobbies. Losing weight will take the strain off his back and knees, which will make a difference to his ongoing health and wellbeing.

Exercising in the underwater treadmill, fully decompresses his knee joints and makes it a pain-free experience, whilst adding resistance and therefore increasing the intensity of his workout.

He’s lost some weight and has been having less back and knee pain. He also reports that his knees are more flexible and feels positive that exercising this way is making a difference.

Building his core muscles will improve Tony’s balance and correct some of his postural problems. Balance is a vital element in the ageing process as a way to address falls prevention.

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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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Foley House
Heath Mill Road

t. 01902 898256

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