Focusing on Aquatic Physical Therapy
Several physical therapists are concentrating on aquatic physical therapy nowadays as it has proved to have many advantages to many people across nations. Weakened muscles, age-related ailments, and athletic injuries are some sicknesses that aquatic physical therapy has proven to cure. Aquatic therapy can now be used by physical therapists to strengthen the body, reduce pain and reduce strain on muscles and joints with little impact. People who are undergoing physical therapy can also specialize in the aquatic therapy field as it is a good field to enter into.
As one may suspect going by the name, this is a therapy that incorporates the exercises and movements done in water. By moving in water, unlike on dry land, there is less strain muscles, bones and joints so it is ideal for body injuries and weakened muscles. Doing exercises is an important element of staying healthy and also recovering from any disease but exercising can be hard if you sustain injuries or if your physical condition is generally poor. Water helps in building resistance which assists in strength and endurance building as well as low impact exercises. There are many benefits of water exercises which include not using resistance machines or strain while lifting weights.
As a rule, aquatic therapy is carried out in warm water and in a big pool so that the client has ample space for motion. When water in the pool surrounds the patient they are able to do the exercises more relaxed. Circulation of blood occurs from the legs to the heart and does not cause it swelling in the joints or the feet. During these exercises, the patient’s balance, flexibility, and strength are increased by the water resistance and water buoyancy offers support and resistance.
You can introduce aquatic therapy in the lifestyle of a generally weak, overweight, aged or injured patient as it will help in building endurance, generally better health, agility, and strength. If training athletes include aquatic therapy in their training the benefits can be worthwhile. If you are suffering from arthritis or bone related ailments, aquatic physical therapy can improve their cardiovascular health and increase their strength. At the least, every physical therapy patient can enjoy the aquatic therapy sensations and gain more in their self-esteem, flexibility, endurance, coordination, and balance from the aquatic therapy programs.
Finally, aquatic exercises are using water as the main method of exercising. It can be used as exercise alone or along with other health-related exercises. A patient can achieve an intensive workout and enjoy increased resistance in water if buoyancy belts, dumbbells, aqua mitts, and noodles are included while doing aquatic physical therapy.