Benefits of Water Therapy

 

  • Reduced stress on joints - buoyancy reduces the stressful effects of gravity on the body.

  • Improved muscle strength and tone - resistance of the water aids in gentle muscle strengthening.

  • Increased range of motion and flexibility - the support and resistance of the water allows for effective strengthening.

  • Increased balance and coordination - balance can be challenged in a safe environment.

  • Pain modulation - support and warmth of the water can decrease pain.

  • Decreased edema - the hydrostatic pressure of water decreases swelling.

  • Improved posture and trunk stability.

  • Promotes relaxation.

  • Improved metabolism and calorie burn for weight control.

  • Increased circulation - hydrostatic pressure increase venous blood return to the heart.

Some physical conditions can make it uncomfortable or painful to exercise on a hard or even padded surface. Water provides a much gentler, welcoming environment.  Our Water Therapy programs help prepare and condition patients for more rigorous strengthening programs.

Water Therapy

Water therapy exercise programs consist of a variety of treatments and exercises that are performed in a pool. These exercises serve to condition and strengthen muscles to help avoid future recurrences of pain. Water therapy is especially helpful in cases where a machine-based exercise program is not appropriate due to deconditioning, intense pain, or other contributing factors.  Post-operative patients may also benefit from our water therapy programs.

 

Some physical conditions can make it uncomfortable or painful to exercise on a hard or even padded surface. Water provides a much gentler, welcoming environment.  Our water therapy programs help prepare and condition patients for more rigorous strengthening programs.  

Medical Exercise Associates' indoor water therapy pool. Water therapy is especially helpful in cases where a machine-based exercise program is not appropriate due to deconditioning, intense pain, or other contributing factors.  Post-operative patients may also benefit from our water therapy programs.