Water Exercise, Advanced Walking (Aquatic Therapy) – Ask Doctor Jo

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Water Exercise, Advanced Walking (Aquatic Therapy) http://www.AskDoctorJo.com These advanced water exercises in a pool will help get your walking or gait pattern back after an injury. They are also a good way to warm up before a water workout. For more aquatic therapy exercises, visit http://www.askdoctorjo.com/category/catagories/aquatic-therapy

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Always use CAUTION with Exercising in a Pool:
If you can’t swim, don’t do these exercises unless there is a certified lifeguard on duty.

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Once you have mastered the standing exercises in the pool, you are now ready for the more advanced walking exercises. These are basically putting the standing exercises into a dynamic walking movement. It is important to keep proper posture while doing these.

First is what we call the soldier march. It is pretty much a straight leg raise while walking. Keep your knee straight and locked out. Pull your toes up towards you into dorsiflexion to keep your knee from bending. Kick through the water only as high as you can go without leaning back.

Next is the hamstring curl kick. Just like when standing, your hip should stay in a neutral or slightly extended position. If you bend your hip up, you are working different muscles. It’s almost like you are clucking like a chicken! Then there are the Rockette kicks. Bend your knee up into a march position, then kick your leg straight out and step forward. If that is too much of a stretch, don’t bring your knee quite as high. Now you are going to walk on your toes, just like you are in high heels. Try to stay up on the toes the whole time without touching your heels to the ground. Then switch to walking on your heels. Try not to push your bottom back; you are lifting your toes, not leaning back. This really forces you to straighten your knees into extension, so be careful if you have a knee injury.

Finally, you are going to squat sideways. Remember to keep your toes facing forward the whole time. As you are stepping out, that is when you want to squat, and as you are standing back up, bring your feet back together. It is one fluid motion; try to move the whole time.

Water Exercise, Basic Walking (Aquatic Therapy):

DISCLAIMER: This video and any related comments are not medical advice. Doctor Jo is a licensed Physical Therapist and Doctor of Physical Therapy; however, she is not YOUR Physical Therapist and can’t possibly diagnose you through the Internet. So don’t use this information to avoid going to your own healthcare professional or to replace the advice they have given you. This information is only intended to show you the correct technique for physical therapy exercises and should not be used to self-diagnose or self-treat any medical condition. If you are not properly diagnosed, this information won’t help, and it could make things worse. So seriously, check with your healthcare professional before doing these techniques. If you experience any pain or difficulty while doing these exercises, stop immediately and see your healthcare professional.


AskDoctorJo says:

Buy a printable worksheet with the Walking Water Exercises in this video here: https://www.askdoctorjo.com/advanced-water-walking-worksheet
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susan flakes says:

Yes I can do this

Gamal Hafez says:

The problem lcannot see your legs
Because writting on the video

Redhaa Hasan says:

I have subscribed, plz are there aqua exercises for belly fat?

LMHY67 says:

Thank you for these videos. I recently fell and haven't been able to do my regular exercise routine. I have access to a pool once or twice a week so the exercises you featured are helping me get back into shape without putting extra pressure on my lower back and knees.

Sherko Aziz says:

Hi doctor ,my daughter is 22 months old she cannot walk we did for her clubfoot surgery ,but she had weak leg muscles what kind of aqua exercise you recommend me please ? thanks , ….I am sherko from Iraq -Kurdistan region

Rena co says:

Could you please show exercises just for low back and herniated disk problem or confirm if these ones work for that problem?

Claudia England says:

Thx for the info

Archana M says:

Is it useful for chondromalacia patella syndrome

Liz Nigh says:

I notice that you are wearing weight around your ankles. Do you recommend them for water walking? Are the specific for the water?

Dalton Meyers says:

Hey! Found your channel. Starting a walking program tomorrow in the pool. L5/S1 laminectomy. Any suggestions?

2021 says:

Iโ€™m looking for exercises to do in my pool during the summer months when itโ€™s too humid for walking. Are these exercises as beneficial as walking? How many repetitions should we do?

Norzat N. says:

Hi. Is it necessary to wear shoes while doing the exercise or I can do it on barefoot?

Christopher Rodrigues says:

Hello doctor Jo…will these excercises help for chronic pain due to Avascular necrosis or Osteoporosis 4th grade of hip joint

Mrunmayee Patil says:

Hey Dr Jo, is it fine to do if i have a ACL tear?

Ric J says:

Ty Dr Jo..I go to my gym pool at least 3-4 times a week because of my neuropathy (from diabetes) and i'm always looking for new water exercises to do..I finally found some tks to your videos that will not put so much pressure on my feet and legs

Carole Jackson says:

Thanks so much for including pool exercises in your illustrations. Is this Water Exercise, Advanced Walking the next level up from your BASIC GAIT EXERCISES IN A POOL or are there pool exercises that should be done before BASIC GAIT EXERCISES IN A POOL? Do you have a list showing the level of progression of each series? About how long do you allow before starting the next phase of more advanced exercises? For example, maybe a month of increasing endurance time before going to the next level.

gaik suan Lee says:

Hi Dr Jo what shoes u are wearing for walking in the water

Cure Muscular Dystrophy Treatment News says:

Please today only and some exercise in normal floor too๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Cure Muscular Dystrophy Treatment News says:

Please recomened water therapies for LGMD 2A

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