I would like to tell you how much my WaterWell has helped me with my condition. I've lost 16 pounds, and I can get in and out of a car without assistance, climb stairs with two legs instead of one, and just have overall better mobility. I want to thank you and your company for making this possible.
I love my WaterWell. I'm in it two or three times a day at about 45 minutes to an hour each time. I can't wait for my next doctor’s visit because he is going to be so surprised with my mobility and weight. I weigh what I did before I became really sick seven years ago. I back in a size 8 instead of a 12. That means a lot to a woman.
Thank you again,
When one of our Design Representatives received this email, just seven weeks after Deborah's Endless Pools WaterWell® therapy pool was up and running, we had to call her to learn more.
“I always was active before I got sick,” she told us by phone from her Ontario home. “I’m 62. At 40, I learned to rollerblade. I hiked, I walked, I did everything. And then this thing just took over, gradually, gradually, until I couldn’t do anything.”
Frustratingly, Deborah does not have an official diagnosis. Her many specialists, in the U.S. and Canada, have ruled out MS and ALS, both early suspects as her condition has some similar symptoms, including muscle weakness and spasms. “We’re just dumbfounded. No one knows what this is.”
While her symptoms had progressively worsened, she’s found that aquatic therapy has begun to reverse them. Her husband installed a WaterWell, Endless Pools’ compact therapy pool, in their basement.
In her basement WaterWell, Deborah exercises and even dances. “I have my radio cranked,” she says happily. When her muscle spasms begin and her medication doesn't help, “I go in the pool, and it stops.” The increased activity, too painful for her on dry land, allows her to sleep so much better that she’s all but stopped taking her once-nightly medication.
“This pool has put me back probably to where I was 4 years ago inside of 2 months,” she reports happily. “I just exercise in the water. I dance; I have my radio cranked. I don’t stop in the water. I love it.