Parkinson's is progressive and we may not have a cure yet, but that is no reason to give up hope. Maintaining a physical exercise program will allow the person with Parkinson's to maintain an active and independent life as long as possible.
For the one million Americans who have Parkinson's, this book provides gentle and effective water exercises to maintain balance, strength, endurance, and flexibility. For the therapist, this book provides both a good reference for programming and a good tool to send home with the patient. This revised edition provides even more information and contacts.
Because there are safety concerns when a person with Parkinson's is in the water, the book describes how a companion can help with each of the exercises to ensure the safety and comfort of the participant. Whether it is a therapist, a spouse, a relative, or a friend, the companion and the participant can work together to create an enjoyable and effective exercise program.
The book is richly illustrated so the reader can see all of the elements that go into a water exercise program:
* aerobic exercises
* strength exercises
* balance exercises
* exercises focusing on the abdominals
* neck exercises
* cool downs
Also included is information on medications, vitamins and minerals, herbs, diet, and nutrition.
Ann has four books on water exercises available now:
Water Exercises for Fibromyalgia,
Water Exercises for Osteoarthritis,
Water Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis,
and Water Exercises for Parkinson's.
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