By WIN Contributor: Shauna Pierrynowski, PTA
At WIN Health Solutions our health practitioners go above and beyond when it comes to your overall health and rehabilitation needs. This Spring you can join our Physiotherapy team as they introduce Aquatic Therapy as a form of rehabilitation.
What are some of the BENEFITS of Aquatic therapy?
Decrease in Pain. Immersion in warm water increases an individual’s comfort, by increasing blood supply to sore muscles and promoting relaxation. Weight relief to weakened body structures also creates additional comfort.
Increase in Your Joint Flexibility. Buoyancy offers a tremendous advantage because it reduces the effects of gravity allowing for increased joint range of motion. Your affected body part will float, making it easier and less painful to move. The warm water also helps to relax muscles that are sore or tight.
Improved Balance. The uniform pressure of the water along with buoyancy provides support to your body which allows you increased time to react without the fear of falling or getting hurt.
Increase in Muscle Strength. Water is 600-700 times more resistant than air which allows for strengthening of weakened muscles. Water resists rapid movement so equipment, with increased surface area, is used to increase strength in the pool.
Some of the conditions that aquatic therapy can help with are as follows:
- Arthritis management
- Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Chronic back pain and core stabilization
- Knee, Ankle, Foot Pain
- Short term therapy to prepare you to transition to land base exercises
- Shoulder Pain
For more information on location days and times please contact a team member today at WIN Health Solutions today!