What is Aquatic Therapy?
Who can benefit from Aquatic Therapy?
Aquatic Therapy is the therapist- supervised treatment of a wide range of conditions in a heated pool (34 -36˚C)
Aquatic exercise in warm water improves the pumping action of the heart, makes the lungs work harder, relaxes muscles, reduces pain and unloads the joints.
Is Aquatic Therapy like Aqua Aerobics?
No…it is therapeutic exercise with specific goals just like on land. Every patient is assessed thoroughly prior to starting their therapy. Aquatic therapy may form part of a rehab programme together with land exercises or it may be decided that the water is the most beneficial environment to achieve the rehab goals. The physiotherapist is often in the water with you mobilising joints, massaging muscles and monitoring movements.