Your trainer has specialized training in Aquatic Therapy!
Aquatic Therapy enables you to start the active rehabilitation process sooner than you would otherwise be able to do on land. If you have difficulty or are unable to execute active rehabilitation exercises on land, then getting in the water for rehabilitative exercise is the answer to your problem.
The water has many benefits for people with injuries or illness. Hydrostatic pressure caused by the water on the body, decrease pain and edema, which in turn increases range of motion. It also increases venous return and improves circulation by decreasing pooling blood in the extremities.
The buoyancy of the water allows you to do activity/ exercise that could be very difficult or painful to execute on land by ultimately removing the gravitational forces on your body that can cause movement compensation patterns or pain. Buoyancy supports weak muscles, enhances flexibility and range of motion. Submersion in the water decreases weight bearing by 90% and thus will allow you to walk or exercise with minimal support in the pool.
All of these benefits of being in the water will help you to establish a foundation of quality movement patterns so that your range of motion, strength and endurance improve to get you on the path to your pre- injury self!
Aquatic therapy consists of
- Passive and active exercises
- Gait training
- Balance and proprioceptive training
- Relaxation techniques
- Cardiovascular fitness
- Muscular endurance
- The beginning stages of strength training
Conditions that benefit from Aquatic Therapy are
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Post- operative injuries/repairs
- Sports injuries
- Pain disorders
- Neuromuscular conditions
- Vestibular injury
- Traumatic brain injury or concussion.