- Buoyancy, making walking and movement of injured limbs easier.
- An even, compressive force to minimise swelling and improve mobility.
- Even resistance to movement
Many of the conditions that Physiotherapists and other Allied health practitioners treat can greatly benefit from the use of Hydrotherapy. For example: Injuries such as sprains and strains. Walking and movement is easier in water than it is on land, due to water buoyancy. The hydrotherapy pool also provides an even compressive force around the joint to minimise swelling and improve mobility. This can lead to a much faster recovery, allowing you to return to work and play sooner!
An injured or painful back or neck will benefit enormously from the increased mobility encouraged in Hydrotherapy. Exercising in water helps to strengthen the muscle surrounding the painful or injured part, leading to quicker recovery and reduced risk
Arthritis Sufferers can benefit from the increased freedom of movement, as well as the heat and support afforded by warm water. Arthritic joints need movement. Because Hydrotherapy allows extra movement with no pain, it can improve both the short and long term effects of arthritic joints, and improve your quality of life!
Pregnancy can cause back pain due to changes in weight and posture. Being able to exercise and strengthen the low back and abdominal muscles throughout pregnancy can minimise the likelihood of pain during and after the pregnancy.