Good Moves April 2004 Issue

Three Pool Moves To Help Your Hip

Aquatic therapy allows you to exercise with less pressure, but with greater intensity than on land.

Every time you rise from a squatting position or take a step, you place from three to seven times the weight of your body on the bones and muscles of your hip joints. When you perform such motions in a swimming pool, however, the natural buoyancy of the water gently lifts the pressure from those joints while still allowing you to exercise the glutei, abductors, quadriceps, and other hip-related muscles. This is why aching hips…

To continue reading this article you must be a paid subscriber.

Subscribe to Arthritis Advisor

Arthritis Advisor is the first magazine published by one one of the world's leading orthopaedic hospitals specifically for people with arthritis.

Subscriber Log In

Forgot your password? Click Here.

Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.