My hospital has a beautiful hydrotherapy pool, which hospital patients can use - I just had to get a form signed by my doctor to say he recommended it. I buy a swim card for 25 pounds which gives me ten swims there, and I can renew it when it runs out.
I made friends with the ladies I was on the Functional Restoration Programme with last summer and whenever I go to Oswestry we meet up and go swimming
[SIZE="1"]37 years old, diagnosed with infantile idiopathic scoliosis at 6 months old with curves of 62(T) and 40(L) degrees. Casting and Milwaukee braces until surgery at 10 - ant release/pos fusion T1-T12, halo traction. Post op cast and then TLSO. Further surgery at 18 (ant release/pos fusion extended to L3 to include lumbar curve, costoplasty) and 25 (another costoplasty). Fusion extended to L4 at 33 (XLIF with 4 pedicle screws and two short rods). Pre-op curves: 76(T) and 70(L). Post-op curves: 45(T) and 35(L). Diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome aged 34; scoliosis almost certainly due to this rather than being idiopathic.[/SIZE]