Enjoy the cool water of a pool, while you exercise, even on the hottest of Florida summer days... 🏝🏖❤️ Photo courtesy of Charly Caldwell II
I recently found myself in a conversation with someone who believed his wife’s hydrotherapy was the equivalent of a water aerobics class.
I quickly set him straight by pointing out:
and he should give it a try.
Hydrotherapy is one of the most effective and therapeutic ways to exercise (and rehabilitate) in a calm and relaxing environment.
The water’s buoyancy decreases the load or impact which passes through weight-bearing joints by up to 90% allowing for more activities and movement with less stress and load on the joints.
Exercising in water can be just as intense as exercising on land but without the physical impact on your body.
Bringing your rehab session into the pool has a vast array of health and therapeutic benefits including:
The bottom line is hydrotherapy is great for everyone and has added benefits for people who are recovering from an injury, those engaging in both pre- and post-operative training, anyone looking for back pain therapy, functional training as well as improving general fitness.
It is also used by many athletes as a low-impact recovery training session.
Hydrotherapy is a safe and effective form of exercise for all ages and skill levels and can be a great stepping stone for patients looking progress into gym-based exercise programs. Give it a try!
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