Spinal Arthritis


Keeping fit with back problems.


Patt has suffered with a back problem for many years and was even encouraged to wear a corset to relieve the pain at one point. Further degeneration has started to affect her life.

  •  Duration: 30 minutes
  •  Water Temperature: 31˚C
  •  Speed: 2.0 to 5.0kph
  •  Depth: 1100mm
  •  Resistance Jets: Not activated
  •  Direction: Fowards, backwards and sideways
  •  Number of Sessions: 2

Patt has had a long-standing back problem and suffered with pain from an early age. She was previously a PE teacher and has enjoyed sport throughout her life, which means she’s otherwise physically fit and in great shape.

As time has gone on, Patt’s back has become arthritic and developed degenerative problems with the discs. This has really affected her ability to exercise, which is a big part of her social life.

Even though Patt is at the beginning of her programme, she has already been able to run at a speed of 5kph and experienced no pain. The water fully decompressed her spine, allowing her discs to move more freely and improve her range of movement.

Training in the underwater treadmill has enabled Patt to keep fit again and enjoy all the benefits of exercise. 

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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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Optispine Limited
Foley House
Heath Mill Road

t. 01902 898256
e. info@optispine.co.uk

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