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


Whee! Hey everybody it’s Dr. Jo! It’s aquatic
therapy day again. If you’ve graduated from the basic standing exercises, then this is
the next video where you are actually putting some walking movement with those exercises.
So let’s start off back here. The first one is going to be a soldier march. Lock out your
knee, keep that straight the whole time. So pull forward, keeping an upright posture.
Pull forward. My knee is staying straight the whole time. There’s no bend in there.
If you feel like your knee is bending, then don’t go quite as fast. Lock out that knee.
The next one is the hamstring curl. That’s where you are trying to kick your bottom,
but keep the top part of your leg down. So kicking back behind you, almost like you are
a chicken clucking, or a Gamecock clucking. Kicking back behind you, still keeping that
upright posture. Trying to get as far back to your bottom as you can. Really getting
that stretch. The next one is the Rockette kick. Bring your knee up, kick out, step forward.
Bring your knee up, kick out, step forward. This is really going to stretch those hamstrings,
so try and straighten out that knee as much as you can. Bend it up, kick it out, step
forward. Then you’re going to walk on your toes. Go way up on your toes, stay on your
toes the whole time. Just like you’re walking in heels. Guys it will give you a chance to
see what it feels like. Staying up on your toes, keeping those heels up high. Pushing
off the whole time. Then switch to your heels. Now not sticking my bottom out when I’m walking,
I’m pulling my toes up. This is pretty hard. This is a hard one that’s going to push that
knee into a straight position. So if you have a knee injury, you are really going to feel
that stretch, but try and stay on those heels the whole time. Pulling those toes up. Try
and stay in a straight line if you can. And then you are going to squat going sideways.
So squatting down, keeping your toes pointed forward like in all the other side exercises.
It’s a fluid motion. I’m not squatting down, coming up, and then stepping. I’m squatting
as I am stepping. Squatting down, coming up. Squatting down, coming up. Nice fluid motion
the whole time. These were some aquatic therapy exercises. If you have any questions, leave
them in the comments section. If you would like to check out some more videos, go to
askdoctorjo.com. Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook and Twitter. Remember be safe,
have fun, and I hope you feel better soon!

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