The Benefit of Aquatic Exercise for Lymphedema
BY JOACHIM ZUTHER, ON JANUARY 20TH, 2011
Today I would like to share with you an article on aquatic exercises written by Mary Essert, B.A., ATRIC for this blog.
Mary specializes in creation and delivery of water fitness and post rehab aquatic programs for individuals with disabilities and conditions such as Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Breast Cancer, Lymphedema, post Polio Syndrome and chronic pain issues. More information on Mary Essert is available at the bottom of the article.
I would also like to inform you that all the exercises for the upper and lower extremities I covered in the last blog entry (Decongestive and Breathing Exercises for Lymphedema) may be performed in the water as well.
Here is Mary’s article:
Following Joe Zuther’s recent article on Resistive Exercises, this article would be a natural sequence and serve as an introduction to another non-invasive tool to use in management of Lymphedema symptoms.
In addition to a number of other benefits, aquatic exercises have a strengthening effect on the musculature.
Remainder of article:
**This is an excellent source of solid lymphedema information and I highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in this condition. Pat O'Connor**