Hydrotherapy Treatment & Benefits
Hydrotherapy treatment involves the use of unique properties in water to achieve therapeutic benefits. What is hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy, sometimes known as aquatic therapy, is a form of physiotherapy that uses water to warm the body and gently increase resistance. It is commonly prescribed by doctors for the treatment of a wide variety of conditions, including:
Stress and Anxiety
Muscle pain and inflammation
Hip and joint replacement rehabilitation
Strokes and brain injuries
Rehabilitation post fractures
Pre and post orthopaedic surgery
The buoyancy of water reduces weight bearing stress on the body. This helps rehabilitation from injury or surgery, and can facilitate exercise for those overweight or obese. It allows for free and fluid movement – a means of removing the load-bearing strain which may be a limiting factor when exercising on land. Weight bearing can slowly be increased by moving to shallower water.
Density of water
The increased density of water, compared with air, increases resistance on the body when pushing against it. With respect to movement and exercise, this works your muscles the same way weights do on land. The faster the movement through the water, the greater the resistance. The use of pool weights, noodles and kickboards further increases resistance in water!
Hydrotherapy Treatment Benefits
Hydrotherapy is useful in the treatment of:
Management of acute or chronic pain
Rehabilitation for pre- and post-joint replacement surgery
Relieve arthritis pain
Improve muscle flexibility
Improve range of motion
Improve strength via resistance training
Reduce muscle spasm
Aid in relaxation and lower stress levels
We hope today’s blog encourages you to consider using hydrotherapy as part the management of your injury or condition. The team at Axis Physiotherapy and Fitness Studio have extensive experience in taking hydrotherapy sessions and writing up hydrotherapy programs. If you have any further questions about what is involved or whether hydrotherapy is suitable for you, please feel free to make an online enquiry or call us on 03-77733986 to speak with one of our Physiotherapists. #sportsphysio #physiotherapy #physio #physiotherapist #rehab #sportsinjury #sportstherapy #physicaltherapist #injuryprevention #sportsphysiotherapy #fitness #rehabilitation #sportsrehab #injury #hydrotherapy #aquatictherapy #poolexercise #malaysia