“I never want to get out. I go from an elephant seal on land to an otter in the water!”
Despite some initial nerves about balancing upright when out of her depth, June surprised herself by gaining confidence in the pool incredibly quickly. As part of her programme, she has been doing one session a week under Jamie’s supervision and one session by herself. Her exercise programme which includes hip extensions, knee flexes and jumping jacks, is designed to increase her range of movement and improve her balance, flexibility and core strength.
Jamie takes measurements at every session and could immediately see a striking improvement in June’s mobility when she did the exercises in the pool compared to on land. June also experiences significantly reduced discomfort when moving within the water due to the lack of contact pain when floating. She says “I feel taller in the pool, the buoyancy is amazing.”