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Are You Receiving Physical Therapy?

Are You Receiving Physical Therapy?

I am in the process of having Occupational as well as Physical Therapy and it seems to help with my RA.

A myRAteam Member said:

I love walking the beach and playing in the water. Both relieve stress and help my body.
Pat

posted almost 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Water is great. However, I agree with BrittanyH that it is a delicate mix. I was taking one class and did fine for about 2 months. The last 3 classes I took felt like I was ripping my hip off. I was in pain during class, in bed that night, and the next day. I have since begun a different class and my body is handling it much better. I modified in each class and still had issues. So, be sure to find what works for you. Hugs!
Pat

posted almost 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Ive done PT. First was on land and terrible my joints were screaming at night. He also was doing things that I specifically said aggravated my joints...A few years ago I started aqua therapy which is in a nice salt water pool! It works wonderfully for my back and shoulders but still flares some areas so it’s a delicate mix. Just have to try and see what works for you. Water is supposed to be the best and safest for joints though, and most PT places are pushing for more aquatic therapy because it’s healthier for people, even those without RA

posted almost 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

@A myRAteam Member That's terrible. If they're leading the PT they should be certified and trained in all areas. I haven't had any since my diagnosis, but I would hope that the guy I used would understand my situation. That had to be a horrific experience for you. Hope you don't need it again. Hugs...
Pat

posted almost 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I've had RA since I was 11,the very best exercise I've found is walking, preferably on the ground or beach,not concrete. And swimming, only things that have worked for me.

posted almost 2 years ago
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