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What Are the Benefits of Aquatic Therapy?
Water has physical properties that can help with physical rehabilitation, fitness, and relaxation. Aquatic therapy takes advantage of these benefits. Most notably, the buoyancy of water can make rehabilitation and fitness workouts more pleasant and offers unique benefits that workouts outside of the water may not provide.
Aquatic therapy benefits and reasons you should consider treatment
The reported benefits of aquatic therapy (and reasons many patients seek treatment) are increased joint flexibility, reduced chronic muscle pain, improved function and balance, and a personalized treatment plan. The following is an overview of each notable potential benefit of aquatic therapy.
Increase joint flexibility
Many individuals seek aquatic therapy to treat stiff and sore muscles that are often caused by certain conditions or develop after an accident. Aquatic therapy can help improve joint flexibility more than land workouts, as the buoyancy of the water supports the muscles and allows for an increased range of motion. This can help reduce the discomfort that is often associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia, and a range of other conditions that are associated with stiff muscles and limited joint mobility.
Reduce chronic muscle pain
Aquatic therapy may also help reduce chronic muscle pain. The workout itself is often less painful than alternative solutions as well due to being immersed in water, which offers a certain level of comfort. Long-term aquatic therapy sessions can help with chronic muscle pain by helping to increase the range of motion and blood supply to the muscles.
Strengthen muscles for improved function
While aquatic therapy is often a more convenient experience, it still allows individuals to strengthen their muscles more than they otherwise might on land. This is because water is as much as 700 times more resistant than air. The ability to strengthen the muscles without putting too much pressure on them during each workout is a huge advantage that aquatic therapy can provide.
One major concern many have about working out on land during rehab or for fitness or therapeutic purposes is that they might fall and hurt themselves during the workout. Aquatic therapy gives individuals the chance to work out without the fear of injury due to a fall. This can improve balance long-term and help individuals to function better daily and reduce the risk of injury by falling.
Personalized treatment plans
Although group sessions may be available, aquatic therapists personalize each treatment plan based on the type of workouts that are most effective in treating each individual’s specific concerns. They can also ensure that each patient is completely comfortable with each workout as well, along with giving them added motivation to push themselves throughout the fitness and/or rehab processes.
Get in touch with our aquatic therapy team today
Aquatic therapy can help with a range of conditions, including but not limited to chronic pain, arthritis, physical injury rehabilitation, and balance concerns. To get started with aquatic therapy, contact our team today. We are glad to answer your questions about our aquatic therapy programs and address any concerns you have.
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