REDUCING SYMPTOMS OF ARTHRITIS
One student with advanced arthritis mistakenly stepped into a drop off living room and did not fall or injure herself! She attributes this success to taking my balance classes.
For one student with bone on bone arthritis, it took 40 seconds of extreme pain in the morning to straighten her knee. She performed the seated exercise described in the "Knees That Hurt" article and was then able to straighten her knee without pain!
All of the exercises in Building Better Balance are good for those with arthritis. The movements are safe and simple. Rotation is emphasized throughout, a type of motion of the joint that effects real change through the release of tension in the joint itself. This is a stress free method of moving that is especially good for the deterioration that happens with arthritis. The result is that pain and inflammation decrease and progression of the illness is moderated.
One of the DVDs of the series is actually designed for those with arthritis. The 4th DVD of the series: Arthritis & Other Chronic Conditions includes specific exercise routines to reduce inflammation for arthritis of the knees and hands. General techniques are taught in this DVD that works effectively with any area of the body injured or impaired.