Top 10 Benefits of Aqua Therapy
Warm water (94 degrees) which relaxes muscles, decreases muscle guarding, and reduces pain
Buoyancy of water creates a weightless environment which unloads the joints and helps decrease stiffness and improves active movement
Decreases muscle tension and muscle spasms; an ideal environment for improving flexibility
Underwater treadmill with handrails are perfect for gait training in a weightless environment with no fear of falling.
Underwater cameras provide visual feedback to help analyze and correct walking pattern
Hydrostatic pressure reduces swelling, improves lung capacity, improves cardiac output, and improves circulation which aides in healing
Resistive properties and turbulence improve strength, stability, and endurance
Improved mood and mental outlook, decreases stress, insomnia, depression, anger, and anxiety
Increases patient compliance and patient satisfaction
Rehab starts sooner and recovery is faster after injury/surgery
How Can A HydroWorx Pool With An Underwater Treadmill And Video Analysis Help?
Water provides low-impact and low weight bearing which minimizes risk of injury or undue stress. The weight of a human body is reduced up to 90 percent, depending upon the depth of the water. This means a 150-pound person carries as little as 15 lbs. when submerged.
Water’s hydrostatic pressure affects the muscles of inspiration (breathing), improves lung capacity, and improves cardiopulmonary conditioning.
Variable speed underwater treadmill with directional jets adds resistance to improve posture, endurance, and stability. Underwater video camera allows patients to observe and correct posture and improve gait pattern.
Deep Tissue Massage
Additionally, all HydroWorx pools come with a deep tissue massage hose to deliver a soothing post-session cool down that strips away lactic acid, resulting in decreased soreness.