Aquatic therapy or water therapy is essentially physical, occupational, or recreation therapy that takes place in a temperature controlled pool under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional.
Why Aquatic Therapy?
Water has always been considered healing or therapeutic and for good reason.
These are some of the ways that water’s natural properties create an ideal therapeutic environment:
• Warm water provides a relaxing and soothing environment for aching joints and muscles.
• Water’s natural viscosity or resistance can be used for muscle strengthening and increasing rehabilitation progressions.
• Buoyancy allows for flotation and reduces the effects of gravity on injured or aching joints and muscles.
• Hydro-static pressure supports and stabilizes the client, allowing people with balance deficits to perform exercises without a fear of falling, decreasing pain and improving cardiovascular return.
• Turbulence and wave propagation let the therapist gently manipulate the client through the desired exercises.
• The respiratory muscles are forced to work harder in the water, allowing for a natural strengthening that benefits the client long after the therapy session has ended.
Water therapy may be helpful for clients suffering from the following conditions:
• Arthroscopic surgery recovery
• Balance disorders
• Cerebral palsy
• Chronic pain
• Idiopathic joint pain
• Joint reconstruction surgery recovery
• Joint replacement surgery recovery
• Lower back pain
• Orthopedic injuries
• Parkinson’s disease
• Multiple sclerosis
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Spinal cord injury
• Sprains and strains
• Traumatic Brain Injury
For further information on aquatic therapy please contact us on +91-9886330012