The team at Dejia Harmony is proud to offer our guests Aquatic Therapy. We take full advantage of its incredibly beneficial applications in which the use of water and water-induced resistance to improve physical function is used to rehabilitate, re-train or exercise the body.
How Aquatic Therapy Works
Aquatic therapy can be used to achieve a range of recovery and fitness goals. Water has both supportive and resistant properties that provide different elements to therapy sessions. People with damaged joints can find relief from the buoyancy that water provides. While others perform the exercise in water for added resistance.
Rehabilitation Qualities of Water
Water has certain physical properties which include mass, weight, density, buoyancy, and hydrostatic pressure. The most important with regards to the application of Aquatherapy are buoyancy and hydrostatic pressure.
Buoyancy in water is the combination of two properties, surface tension, and composition. When your lungs are full of air, you are more buoyant than when you exhale. Water also has a tendency to accumulate and remain together, so the pool is actively trying to lift you towards the surface in order for the body of water to return to equilibrium. This upward pressure reduces your body weight and alleviates strain placed on your joints and bones, making it ideal for rehabilitation.
There is an equal and total pressure that water exerts on the surface of your submerged body. This exterior pressure is incredibly helpful for reducing swelling and inflammation while performing exercises, potentially even lowering your blood pressure while in the pool.
Benefits of Aquatic Therapy
- Relieve pain
- Increase range of motion
- To re-train paralyzed muscles
- Rehabilitate weak or damaged muscles
- To encourage walking and other functional and recreational activities.
- Improve circulation
- Warm water stimulates blood flow positively, which leads to muscle relaxation
Ready to Learn More About Aquatic Therapy
If you have unanswered questions about Aquatic Therapy and its inclusion in the wellness programs at Dejia Harmony, call our offices for more information or reach out online today!
Ann Margaret Baird
Ann made a big career change 10 years ago when she decided to get back to her original passion, Aquatic instructor. Ann is certified ASCA Coaching; Red Cross First Aid/CPR Instructor; Red Cross Life Guard Instructor; ASFA Aquatic Aerobics; Ann teaches Aqua Cardio, Aqua Fit, Beginner Swim, Swim Team (all levels), Water Safety, Mommy & Me (baby classes), Triathlon In-Water Training, and Strength/Conditioning Senior Classes.