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Old 11-04-2008, 05:45 PM   #1
Robyn Morrisette
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Client w/ Arthritis

I have a client who has arthritis in her hands, wrists and feet. She also has difficulty lifting anything overhead. She wants to try CrossFit and I am wondering if anyone has any advice on how to effectively train her in our method. It appears that she will have alot of trouble performing alot of our base exercises.
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:20 PM   #2
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Re: Client w/ Arthritis

Ask what is her expectation? What is looking for and hoping for?

I would suspect alot of med ball work.. if finger dexterity is an issue.. with the ball she could hold the ball in the hands/palms vs using digits.

Are we talking twisting knot fingers or just stiff joints?
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:12 PM   #3
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Re: Client w/ Arthritis

Great advice Frank - she has stiff joints - the med ball will work well and we will just have to explore what she can and can't do.
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