Aquatic OT: How To Overcome Back Pain

AQUATIC THERAPY Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

Physical rehab is used to help people recover from serious injuries. It can take months or even years to build muscle tissue strength and range of motion, but there’s a way to increase training efficiency that is helpful to people of all ages. Performing physical rehabilitation and exercise in water utilizes several principles and has a number of benefits that will speed recovery, boost your muscle performance, and help to reduce acute and chronic pain. Some of the benefits of aquatic therapy might surprise you. Hydrostatic Pressure Because water is denser than air, it exerts more pressure on you as you enter it than you’re used to experiencing. This is because the water constantly adjust its shape to accommodate your movements. It compresses your skin, muscles, and joints via a concept called hydrostatic pressure. This concept forces the heart and lungs to work harder because the chest cavity is under direct pressure. In addition, it acts like a compression bandage for the entire body, helping to relieve chronic muscle aches when a person is submerged neck-deep. Water has multiple therapeutic benefits that stem from hydrostatic pressure. The primary benefit of aquatic therapy is increasing physical ability without joint impact. Aquatic therapy is often recommended to patients with arthritis, fibromyalgia, orthopedic pain and neuromuscular or neurological conditions, in order to help reduce pain and increase strength. Contact us today to start your aquatic therapy and gain a pain free life.

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