Aquatic rehabilitation optimizes your strength, motion and function.
Aquatic therapy, depending upon the individual, can greatly enhance your functional mobility and abilities on land. Physical activity also maintains bone mass and decreases demineralization or weakening of the bones. A water environment allows you to exercise at a lower level of cardiac stress and still achieve benefits. Risks of falling are decreased as well, allowing some people access to activities they would not be able to participate in on land.
Physical benefits of aquatic therapy can include:
- Increased circulation
- Improved blood pressure and lung capacity
- Decreased muscle spasms
- Increased flexibility, muscle strength and endurance
- Improved fat burning