Aquatic OT&PT: Hip, Knee & Leg Pain

Hip Pain & Aquatic Therapy


Benefits Of AquaticTherapy For Hip Replacement Rehab There is a rising amount of proven clinical evidence that points to the benefits of aquatic rehabilitation for hip replacement. This includes:

• Reduced risk of falls: Exercising in an aquatic environment reduces the risks of slips and falls that can cause major setbacks during hip rehabilitation. Not only does this improve overall recovery outcomes, but it also allows the patient to push themselves furtherbydoingstretches andexercises theywouldbe reluctant todo on land for fear of injury.

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• Decreased joint inflammation during recovery: Water is an ideal environment for hip rehabilitation because its low resistance reduces pressure on the joint and hydrostatic pressure promotes circulation, which decreases inflammation and pain. • Less joint stress: Aquatic rehabilitation therapy takes advantage of the increased buoyancy of water to reduce stress on healing joints.This means less pressure and increased mobility. As recovery progresses, physical therapists can adjust the level of resistance by simply changing the depth of the water. • Increased strength and range of motion: The natural viscosity of water adds resistance which increases strength. • Fewer side effects: Aquatic exercises are shown to improve strength, flexibility, balance and cardiovascular function. This leads to a decreased risk of common side effects such as arthritis, inflammation and strains. • Postural corrections: Because aquatic rehabilitation can strengthen the back and spine, it also makes it easier to correct long-term posture, gait and joint positioning problems — this reduces the risk of further injury and promotes a faster recovery.


Relieve Hip Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing hip pain.

Strengthens Hips

HIP HIKES While standing up on a step, lower one leg downward towards the floor by tilting your pelvis to the side. Then return the pelvis/ leg back to a leveled position. Repeat 8 times.

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� Hydroworx 300 pool � Underwater Treadmill � Aquatic Massage � Aquatic Athletic Training � Aquatic Therapy

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