- Hydrotherapy is using water to revitalize, maintain and restore health. Pain and various other symptoms can be mitigated accurately through it.
- Hydrotherapy is the process of using the water's properties as the primary therapeutic medium. It actively and passively rehabilitates musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiopulmonary conditions.
- The physiotherapist uses specific techniques to help reduce pain, improve tone, decrease spasmodic activity and improve mobility.
- All exercises are performed in water using the hydrodynamic properties of water, with or without water specific equipment. (Weights, therabands, Swiss ball etc). Exercising in water decreases joint compression, whilst increasing range of movement, muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular and cardio respiratory fitness.
Benefits of Hydrotherapy & Exercise
- Benefits of Hydrotherapy & Exercise
- Decreases pain
- Decreases blood pressure
- Improves circulation
- Increases bone density
- Minimizes impact on joints
- Improves flexibility & range of motion
- Improves motor control
- Improves postural awareness & alignment
- Decreases oedema
- Stimulates production of serotonin
Most doctors recommend a low-impact exercise program for women during pregnancy. For many pregnant women, exercise seems to provide an easier delivery, a quicker recovery time and a faster loss of gained weight after the baby’s birth. Exercise also keeps the body in shape by increasing circulation, flexibility, muscle tone and stamina. "Low impact" refers to the type of exercise that is easier and more comfortable on the joints, particularly ankles and knees that take the brunt during exercise.