Joan Rigg PT OCS


Pelvic Rock, Sitting

Sit in a comfortable, neutral position, with your feet flat on the floor and your buttocks near the front of the seat. Gently roll your shoulders forward. Feel the weight move backward on your “sit” bones. Now straighten up slowly, rolling your hips and lower spine forward while your shoulders move back up. Repeat 8 to…

Water Exercise

Water exercise uses water for resistance. It also may be called water therapy, pool therapy, aqua therapy, or aquatics. It’s good exercise for many people who have osteoarthritis, back pain, or fibromyalgia. It’s often used to help people in rehab after a joint replacement. Exercising in water can increase your…

Assistive devices

There are a number of devices that can make getting in and out of the car easier. You can find them at medical supply or auto stores or online. And if you don’t already have one, think about getting a disabled parking permit. Your doctor can help you. He or she will fill out a form that you can take to the local…

Backward Bend

Stand with your feet hip-width apart, toes pointing forward. Do not lock your knees. Place your hands on your back, palms at your waist. Lengthen up through your spine, all the way through the crown of your head. Keeping your legs straight, bend backward over your hands without arching your neck. Hold the pose for 1 to…