Submerge yourself in a restorative aquatic therapy session. You will improve your physical functioning through the use of water and water-induced resistance—a method accepted by the medical community to rehabilitate, or re-educate, the human body.
HOW AQUATIC THERAPY WORKS
Aquatic therapy can be employed to achieve a range of recovery and fitness goals. Water has both supportive and resistant properties that provide different benefits to therapy sessions. People with damaged joints can find relief from the buoyancy that water provides. While others choose to exercise in water for the added resistance.
REHABILITATIVE QUALITIES OF WATER
Water has certain physical properties, including mass, weight, density, buoyancy and hydrostatic pressure. The most important of these in the application of Aquatic Therapy are buoyancy and hydrostatic pressure.
Buoyancy is the result of the combination of surface tension and composition. When your lungs are filled with air, you are more buoyant than when you exhale. Water also has a tendency to accumulate and remain together so it is always acting to lift you to the surface so it can return to equilibrium. This upward pressure reduces your body weight and alleviates strain on joints and bones, making it ideal for rehabilitation.
There is an exterior pressure that water exerts on your submerged body. This pressure is incredibly effective in reducing swelling and inflammation while you perform exercises—with the potential added benefit of lowering your blood pressure.
AQUATIC THERAPY AT DEJIA HARMONY
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