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netty74nnetty74 South carolinaPosts: 18
I am 1 month PO  L5/S1 Micro D , just got released to go in the pool . Anyone know of any exercises to do in the pool to strengthen the back and core 


  • Bruce EitmanBruce Eitman Akron, OH, USAPosts: 1,510
    edited 08/11/2016 - 8:33 PM


    If I recall correctly, Harry ( @hvills ) does water exercises, so hopefully he can weigh in on this.


    Read my story at Bruce - My Story
    ACDF C4-C5-C6-C7, and getting better every day
    It has been a process of healing, learning, exercising, and resting - and figuring out when to do which.

  • hvillshhvills Suzhou, ChinaPosts: 996
    edited 08/12/2016 - 3:25 AM


    I swim at least 5 days a week and have done so since 4 months post-op.  It has done wonders for my recovery and I really enjoy it. I don't really have any specific exercises in the water other than swimming and I follow this by 10 laps of water walking since the pool I use is a continuous 1.2m deep pool.  If you are not a strong swimmer just try swimming a lap followed by a walking lap and repeat as your experience and strength allows. You can also add a small strap on floaty to your back to make the swimming less strenuous if needed.  Just don't let the little kids make fun of you...

    Harry - 65 year old male...
    PLIF L4-L5-S1 due to disc degeneration... May 23, 2013
    PLIF L5-S1 due to failed fusion and broken screw... Jan 19, 2015
    Microdiscectomy, decompression L3-L4 due to herniated disc... Jan 19, 2015
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