Scientific studies have shown that Hydrotherapy (Aquatic Therapy) can improve strength and general fitness in people with various types of arthritis. The exercises can be tailored to your individual needs, so you can start slowly and gradually build up your strength and flexibility.
The extra support that the water provides helps you to do move better inside water than on land. Sometimes exercise and the warmth of the water may make you feel tired after treatment, but you recover quickly. In general, hydrotherapy is one is clinically beneficial treatment intervention for arthritis and back pain.
Aquatic physiotherapy can help you in a number of different ways, few of which includes
- Warmth of the water allows your muscles to relax and eases the pain in your joints, helping you to exercise.
- Water supports your body weight, which helps to relieve pain and increase the range of movement of your joints.
- Water can be used to provide resistance to moving your joints. By pushing your arms and legs against the water, you can also improve your muscle strength.
If you need any information regarding use of hydrotherapy and treatment for arthritis, please contact our team.