A form of treatment conducted in a heated pool to help regain or enhance physical well being. Hydrotherapy exercises are a series of gentle movements – not swimming or aqua aerobics – performed in a pool maintained at 32 degrees to 34 degrees Celsius. Properly used, Hydrotherapy can expedite the rehabilitation and cure of muscle and joint injuries as well as assisting in post operative pain relief.
The benefits are many and can help:
- Strengthen muscles
- Relieve pain
- Promote relaxation
- Improve general fitness
- Improve balance and co-ordination
- Develop water confidence
Movement in the water is easier than on land, therefore movement are easier and the range of movements can be increased. The warmth of the water increases circulation and aids in relaxing tense muscles. Its can effectively relieve conditions such as chronic arthritis.