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The Joys of Hydrotherapy

The Benefits of HYDROTHERAPY A Head To Toe Guide Common NECK Health Muscle strain or tension, whiplash, torticollis, neck dystonia, cervicogenic / tension Issues SHOULDER Sprains, strains, dislocations, separations, tendonitis, bursitis, rotator cuff tear, frozen shoulder, headaches. ВАCK Spinal surgery, disc problems, fractures, arthritis, muscle strains and stiffness. shoulder surgery. HIPS & PELVIS Total hip replacement, hip arthroscopy, dislocations, bursitis, fractures, osteoarthritis, fractured pelvis, abdominal ELBOW Tendonitis, elbow replacements, elbow surgery. surgery. HAND & WRIST KNEES All hand and Total knee replacements, knee wrist surgery, problems in this area can arthroscopy, osteoarthritis, ligament and cartilage damage, all knee surgery. affect upper body movements. FOOT & ANKLE Achilles tendon Hydrotherapy is a perfect way to get you repair, sprains, fractures, damage to tendons, ligaments and cartilage, back to full fitness or it can help you recover after surgery. an operation. Hydrotherapy Helps Arthritis Rheumatism Sciatica Aching Joints Back Pain Fatigue Insomnia Circulation Stress Muscular Pain Stiffness Tension Fibromyalgia Chronic Pain Syndrome (M.E.) Depression Ankylosing Spondylitis Warmth and pressure of water also help to reduce swelling and minimise load on painful joints, and the warmth of the water aids muscle relaxation. Pool temperature is 50 ideal at 32-36 degrees C 40 It has been proven to decrease Heart Rate 30 and Blood Pressure 20 It also reduces pain levels, fatigue (especially in fibromyalgia syndrome) -10 10 -20 Improves health and gives a better quality of life -30 Water buoyancy reduces the weight that joints, bones and muscles have to bear Buoyancy: Weight Relief Relaxation O Mobility Stabilisation Hydrostatic Freedom to re-learn normal pressure: Reduces movement swelling and increases patterns in a safe circulation environment Balance retraining enables fall prevention Health Benefits Aqua exercise is a great alternative to land exercise for individuals who lack confidence, have high risk of falling, or those just keen to progress their rehab quickly in order to make a speedy recovery. Rehabilitation Hydrotherapy is excellent for post-operative rehabilitation for all types of surgery and is the initial rehab treatment of choice for many hip and knee surgeons in the UK.

The Joys of Hydrotherapy

shared by scottbeaman on Apr 24
Hydrotherapy is a physio-treatment that uses the physical properties of water to heal and condition the body. Yet despite it becoming increasingly popular in recent years, the process still seems to b...



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