Perfecting the Art of Recovery - One Stretch at a Time
Because of water’s therapeutic properties, many can benefit from a session in the pool. Aquatic therapy helps patients accelerate surgical recoveries, experience relief from chronic pain or disease, and improve fitness and energy levels. After any type of setback or surgery, increasing patient mobility is a top priority. Incorporating warm water therapy into a patient’s rehabilitation program may enable them to begin progressing sooner than on land. Additionally, exercising in water can ease an individual’s fear of falling or reinjuring themselves. What’s more, patients truly enjoy the time they spend in the pool; creating a positive attitude that’s conducive to healing.
Who Can Benefit from Aquatic Therapy?
Treatment of Arthritis or Fibromyalgia
People who suffer from arthritis or fibromyalgia can experience a decrease in pain by being in the warm water. The water also makes exercise sessions more comfortable, thanks to the water’s buoyancy, which reduces impact and strain on the joints.
Recovery from Orthopedic Joint Sprains, Surgeries or Replacements
Aquatic therapy also provides the ability to start rehabilitation sooner without compromising an injured joint. The combination of warm water and the ability to perform exercises earlier can decrease inflammation and pain, as well as increase range of motion.
Help with Neurological or Neuromuscular Conditions
The warmth and buoyancy of water helps muscles relax and reduces rigidity. This allows patients to have better control and freedom to perform otherwise impossible exercise protocols.