What is Aquatic Therapy?
Aquatic therapy refers to exercises performed in water using various water depths. It is a physical activity that offers many benefits. Buoyancy, which is a water property, also benefits the person exercising by supporting a portion of their body weight.
Pool Exercises Can Improve:
- Cardiovascular fitness
- Strength and endurance
- Decrease pain
- Enhance mood and decrease anxiety
Who Can Benefit from Aquatic Therapy?
- Various types of arthritis and other rheumatoid conditions such as lupus.
- Back pain
- Joint replacements
- Neurological conditions (such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson disease)
- Balance problems
- Joint and muscle pain