Wednesday, September 25, 2013

In my future . . . maybe


For when I can't make it to the bridge

My late mother-in-law’s treadmill may soon find a home at our house. I just emailed the three pix in this post to my physical therapist. If the treadmill meets her approval, we will add it to my at-home therapy arsenal.

It could be the answer for when rainy days limit my walking.


Therapist Ashley has already written some safety rules: 

- Need Husband Walter to turn it on after I am holding both sides with safety strap in place. 

- Slowly increase to .7 mph.

FOCUS:
1. Soft-heel touch right 
2. Shifting weight into right and left heels

-  Walter is also to be available to turn it off. 

In between, though, he can be within yelling distance but otherwise engaged in his own pursuits.

This thing is huge. we are definitely going to have to ramp up our clutter wars activity. Sigh.

Not yet approved for take off

6 comments:

Terra said...

It sounds like a good plan once you have the go ahead from your therapist.

gigihawaii said...

Good luck with it. I lost interest in mine and gave it away. Lol.

Ginny said...

All I can think of is how pretty you look on that!!

Sandra said...

you look fantastic and it looks like it will work, i sure hope it does. weather coming soon might keep you indoors...

Arkansas Patti said...

Looks like a plan to me. Mine has a safety key that attaches to my hand or waist via a cord. If I should fall, it would automatically shut off. Hope yours has that also.

edshunnybunny said...

Oh, I hope the treadmill works out for you! Mine is sitting, collecting dust. Perhaps hearing of your adventures will spur me into using my treadmill again :)

Ed and I are struggling with 'clutter wars', too, as we try to incorporate a few of his mom's favorite things into our living space. Sigh.