Aquatic Therapy & Hydrotherapy
Aquatic Therapy and Hydrotherapy
Aquatic therapy refers to excercise or physical therapy techniques which are performed in water. It is of use for a variety of medical conditions but can be particularly beneficial for disabled patients and in post-operative patient healing and rehabilitation. The properties of water provide several beneficial therapeutic effects. The buoyancy provided by the water can enable excercise without the patient having to support their body's full weight, and the resistance it provides is a low impact way of strengthening muscles. In addition, immersion in warm water can help with sprains and swelling, due to a combination of warmth and hydrostatic pressure.