1. Less Painful Movement
On dry land you might have trouble walking or doing other movements without pain, but in a pool, buoyancy reduces the effects of gravity, allowing for greater flexibility. In addition, the heated water (86-88 degrees) helps to relax sore, tight muscles.
2. Increased Muscle Strength
The resistance of the water is many times that of air so while you move through the water you are increasing your muscular strength.
3. Greater Flexibility and Circulation
That warm water we mentioned above helps loosen up muscles allowing for a range of motion you might not be able to achieve on dry land. This increased flexibility, in turn, helps promote better blood circulation to the injured and painful areas of your body.
4. Improved Body Awareness/Balance
Individuals who have issues with falling (the elderly, those with vertigo or dizziness) can find some relief in the water as they exercise without the fear of injury.
Our Aquatic Therapy program at Physical Therapy and Wellness Center consists of supervised exercises customized for your level and ability. The ability to swim is not necessary.
To schedule an appointment or for more information please contact us today at 530.529.3636