Hydrotherapy uses the therapeutic properties of warm water on the body (resistance, buoyancy, hydrostatic pressure and controlled temperature) to improve range of motion, increase flexibility, strengthen muscles, and boost endurance – while reducing the risk of injury and alleviating pain.
The advantages of underwater treadmill over normal swimming are that we have more control over how fast the patient moves, how much weight the patient bears and are able to support weak patients and correct gait pattern abnormalities as they walk.
BENEFITS OF HYDRO:
- Reduce pain
- Improves balance and coordination
- Improves blood circulation
- Weight loss and improved fitness
- Muscle strengthening
- Cardiovascular workout
See more benefits in the gallery on the left