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Hydrotherapy is therapeutic whole body treatment that involves moving and exercising in water â€“physiotherapy in a pool. Hydrotherapy pools are usually different from ordinary pools-the temperature, pressure and movement of water is controlled and changed according to whoâ€™s using the pool, and why.
Doctors often prescribe a course of hydrotherapy as part of a treatment programme. It is also used by athletes to improve and maintain their general health and fitness and by others as part of a healthy whole body routine.
Regular exercise becomes important to keep the joints flexible and the muscles strong. No doubt many find the mere indulgence in exercise a boost to their feelings of wellbeing largely due to endorphins. The endogenous morphine produced by the body is an anti-stress hormone that relieves pain naturally. It is believed that they are released by exercise of any kind, including sex and laughter-which canâ€™t be bad.
A gentle endorphin-releasing walk is often used to boost the heart-rate as a mild aerobic exercise-however this may become painful when pressure is applied to the weight bearing joints- the hips , knees and ankles, and also the spine. This is clearly a major problem, and this is what hydrotherapy sets out to resolve.
The body weight between 50 and 90% less when immersed in water to varying depths-shoulder-deep water supports the exerciser almost totally. Not only does this help remove the problem of impact discomfort, but also has the added benefits of allowing any required extra exertion to be carried out without overheating the body. There are studies that show that hydrotherapy assists the recuperation from injury, in some cases halving the time of recovery. A handy additional benefit of hydrotherapy sessions in swimming pool convivial.
The Simplest exercise is swimming, which in itself can be most enjoyable both as muscle/joint developer and as a mental relaxation. More complicated exercises can be tailored to the requirements of the person receiving treatment.
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What is hydrotherapy good for?
Being immersed, buoyant or massaged in water can relieve our bodies in a variety of different ways, and hydrotherapy can help with many physical and emotional complaints, including:
- Back pain
- Rheumatic pain and arthritis
- Anxiety and stress
- Poor muscle and skin tone
- Poor circulation
- Muscle pain and inflammation
- Hip or other joint replacements (before and after the operations)
- Muscle or ligament injuries: broken limbs
- Neurological conditions such as strokes or brain injuries
- Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
- High Blood pressure
- Weight Management
- Sympathy Dystrophy (RSD)
- Asthma, breathing disorders/Thoracic rehabilitation
- Spinal Muscular Atrophy
- Connective Tissue Disease