So my psychiatrist, therapist and PM doctor all have told me this past month to begin some aquatic exercise. Not aquatic therapy, which I tried and ended up with much better range of motion, but no less pain. Just going to a pool at least 3 times a week and walking in the water, kicking my feet, raising my arms, and floating. They all agree that the relaxing quality of water combined with gentle exercise that is not structured so I don't push myself too far would benefit me greatly. When I am in a structured therapy, over-achiever that I am, I want to improve and make the instructor/therapist happy.
I loved to swim when I was younger, but never competitively. They all agreed, no laps. I have looked into many options, because being in Pennsylvania, the winter months call for an indoor pool. Our community has a pool for us to use in the summer. There are several options for financial assistance and my insurance may cover it if the doctors authorize it and provide letters of reccommendation.
Has anyone ever tried this and been successful or unsuccessful? I am willing to try, but not willing to pay 100 for a program I may never use. Someone tried to get me to join a gym with them, but the nice lady that was helping us with the tour said that the personal trainers wouldn't help me, and they would rather I not join because I may be a liability. If I injured myself badly the trainer could be held responsible.
Thanks for any advice in advance and Happy New Year