My client is a middle aged female with very limited range of motion to her wrists due to pain. She is very dedicated to controlling her condition. She is medication free and eats an amazing diet which helps reduce pain. We use medicine and exercise balls in workouts but I am looking for more. Any websites, or exercise tips are appreciated!
Arthritis is one of those tricky situatiins for trainers. Some sufferers experience chronic pain while others may only experience occasional flare-ups. As long as the client has been cleared medically to participate in exercise, I would focus on keeping them comfortable both during & after their workout. The exercises that trigger pain can vary from person to person, so monitor the individual and base your decisions on their personal response.
That being said, several of my clients have arthritis in their hands and wrists. One made her own padded cushion so that she can be comfortable in plank/pushup position on a regular floor. I find that a folded towel works well to give other clients support for similar exercises. Even a simple pair of weightlifting gloves may provide enough of a cushion for her to try new things. If bearing her full body weight is causing her increased discomfort, you could do many exercises on stairs, chairs or a wall to limit the load on those joints. I’ve found that paralettes (bars that are typically a few inches off the floor) can be helpful for some clients, but not all. Karen also makes great points about using straps as grip strength is often limited by this condition.
Keep trying new things, but have backup ideas in case the original plan doesn’t work for her. I personally haven’t used websites specific to this issue, but hope you find what you need. Best of luck!