I posted some of this on the open discussion and Starr felt I should also post it here.
I am a 62 year old male who has had Fibro and have continued to search for ways to give me any kind of help beyond medication. I tried water therapy at a clinic but insurance doesn’t pay 100% and it gets pretty costly.
A friend told me that most YMCA offer some Dort of water therapy typically taught by a certified teacher. The program I recently started is taught through the American Arthritic Association. I was amazed just after 3-4 one hour visits how it has helped my mobility. My pain can get so bad that some days if is difficult walking and I occasionally fall. Now that I attend this clas 2-3 times a week I have strengthened my inner core and improved my stability. It has also taken a little off the edge of some of my pain, but still continue to take my medications.
So those of you who have a YMCA near you give them a call. Also, there are a wide range of ages that attend and a wide variety of health issues.
Also, I have lost weight ever since I started going. The group at my Y is great, friendly and has been nice meeting some new people. The schedule is Monday-Wednesday-Friday starting at 10:00 am since most of us struggle in the morning the time slot is great.
Don’t get discouraged and don’t give up, keep searching for whatever it takes to improve your quality of life.