select atlas exercise for people with bad RA/OA

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select atlas exercise for people with bad RA/OA

Post by Vitaman » Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:00 am

my wife has bad arthritis, combo of RA and OA ...push up(dips)are out...any suggestions for selecting/cherry picking Atlas exercise to make a complimentary routine for her?
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Re: select atlas exercise for people with bad RA/OA

Post by SPEARHEAD » Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:28 pm

The best thing I know to do here is for you to take a copy of the course, show it to your wife's doctor, and ask his opinion. If you can't go that, demonstrate the exercises in front of him.

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Re: select atlas exercise for people with bad RA/OA

Post by Vitaman » Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:46 pm

Hmmm thanks good thought.
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Re: select atlas exercise for people with bad RA/OA

Post by Jim » Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:32 am

My wife has a problem knee (arthritis) and is very reluctant to do deep knee bends, but I convinced her to try standing sideways to the kitchen counter, partially supporting herself with one are on the counter, then doing one 1/4 knee bend to see how it felt. If it increased her pain the next day then don't persist, but if it's ok then try 2 or try a half deep knee bend. Only the person can tell how he or she will be effected by an exercise. And from where I sit, I'd recommend seeing a Physical Therapist rather than an MD. Most docs aren't as well versed in how to cope with joint, tendon, etc. issues as PT's. Good luck!
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Re: select atlas exercise for people with bad RA/OA

Post by Vitaman » Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:14 pm

Pt is the way to go I guess, trying to get my wife to do it again, she said some of the atlas moves I mentioned to her sound similar to PT.
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