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Exercise and arthritis

Aqua programs help people with arthritis.
Aqua programs help people with arthritis.
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Arthritis means an inflammation of the joint. Unfortunately, arthritis is becoming more and more common. The good news is that a program of moderate exercise can offset the pain and inconvenience of the disease. 


An aquatics program allows people with arthritis to exercise without putting excess strain on your joints and muscles. The gentle activities in warm water, with guidance from a trained instructor, will help you gain strength and flexibility.


Below is a list of aquatics programs in the area.

Sunnyview Hospital

1270 Belmont Ave.

Schenectady, NY 12308

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Handicapped accessible pool, where bottom of pool raises and lowers. Nominal fee of $3.00 per session. Please call for more information.

Cost: $3.00

For more information, call 518-372-9065

Center for Disability Services
314 S. Manning Blvd.

Albany, NY 12208

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Physician referral required.Water is 96 degrees and the pool is 4-5 feet deep at one end and 21/2 feet deep at the other end. Pool is handicapped accessible with a lift to go into the water.Program may be covered by health insurance. Please call for days and times.

For more information, contact Patty Gardner at 437-5718

Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center

340 Whitehall Road

Albany, NY 12210

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM


This class features specially designed gentle movements in a warm pool. The water's buoyancy and resistance help to improve joint flexibility and to relieve pain and stiffness.There is a fee of $22 per member of the Albany JCC and $36 for non-members.

For more information, call 438-6651.

Linda Heinzelman, P.T., P.C.

484 Glen Street

Glens Falls, NY 12801

7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Features underwater treadmill. The pool is open 3 days a week.

Program may be covered by medical insurance.

A doctor's referral or prescription is required.

For more information, contact Linda Heinzelman at 798-1269

YMCA of Troy

2500 21st Street

Troy, NY 12180


Classes start at various times. Please call the YMCA regarding dates.YMCA members can participate at no extra fee.Non-Member fee is $55. There is a $25 club fee to belong to exercise programs at the YMCA.

Cost: $55.00

For more information, contact John Bates at 272-5900

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