Aquatic physiotherapy has been shown to affect a variety of age-related diseases, sports injuries, muscle weakness, and other causes. Physiotherapists can use water therapy to reduce stress on joints and muscles, relieve pain, and strengthen the body without too much impact.
As the name suggests, this physical therapy treatment involves movements and exercises that are performed in the water. Exercising in water reduces the strain on bones, joints, and muscles than on land and is therefore ideal for people with injuries and weak muscles.
Exercise is a key component in staying healthy and recovering from anything painful. However, if you are injured or in poor physical shape due to age or other factors, exercise can be difficult. Apart from providing a low-impact workout, water has built stability which helps build endurance and strength.
Aquatic therapy is usually carried out in a warm pool with sufficient space for the patient to move freely. Calm exercises are performed when water surrounds the patient. Blood circulates from the legs to the heart without swelling of the legs or joints. And when the exercise is performed, the patient's balance, strength, and flexibility increase thanks to the water, the water provides resistance and support.
It is possible to build strength, flexibility, endurance, and general health in early, adult, overweight, or otherwise overweight patients by introducing aquatic therapy into their lifestyle. Athletes who exercise can benefit from aquatic therapy. People with arthritis and other ailments can improve their strength and cardiovascular health without overexerting themselves. Nearly every patient undergoing physical therapy can benefit from the sensation of relaxation and the improved balance, coordination, endurance, flexibility, and confidence that come with a water therapy program.