A 70 years old lady with a one year history of compressed L1 vertebral fracture and osteoporosis with resulting kyphosis. she is on long term low dose steroids due to partially controlled rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthitis of the Rt hip and both knees are added problems. What are the best exercises to do without additional harm?
your profile does not indicate whether you live in the US or not; thus, I am not sure how easily you will be able to order products like DVDs or books.
If not, then I would check youtube for aquatic exercise videos. I saw some from livestrong.com which looked okay to me.
Else, there are excellent DVDs on www.aeawave.com, and you can also check amazon for books on aquatic exercise. Since your client is very de-conditioned, they need to be very entry level.
I personally would just have her walk in the pool initially, including walking backwards and sideways.