"Many members have found that exercising without pain in warm water, in a safe environment and monitored by a Physiotherapist has enabled them to lose weight. This has a positive effect on arthritis symptoms by reducing the weight bearing on the effected joints, thus slowing down the progression of the condition and delaying surgery."
Hydrotherapy Classes for Seniors
Romsey Arthritis Hydrotherapy Group put their grant of £1,000 towards a weekly hydrotherapy class, encouraging older members to meet up and exercise together for companionship and to improve their mobility and fitness.
Many members who have undergone joint replacement surgery report that they experienced reduced levels of pain and recovered faster than expected.