Patients recovering from surgery often weigh the options they have to hasten their healing process. Luckily, there is a wide range of options to choose from. Aquatic therapy is one of them and is useful for various types of medical conditions.
Benefits of Aquatic Therapy After Surgery
There are so many benefits that are associated with aquatic therapy after undergoing surgery:
- It reduces impact in the surgical areas. It is weightless and therefore suitable for rehabilitation after surgery.
- Aquatic therapy involves less pain and effort. In fact, it is suitable for everyone regardless of your age or how much you weigh.
- The buoyancy effect in water is helpful. Buoyancy reduces the amount of weight that your body has to bear thus removing stress and pressure from surgical areas. This is particularly helpful if you are suffering from arthritis. Reducing stress on surgical areas makes exercising easier and less painful. Your ability to float in water will enable you to perform various exercises which you would not be able to perform on land.
- A study shows that aquatic therapy reduces pain caused by post-operative rehabilitation efforts. Water slows movement which results in a decrease in the incidence of pain. Moreover, warm water aids in decreasing muscle spasms.
Discover Gentle But Effective Therapy
After surgery, it may be too soon for you to join a gym and you wouldn’t want to hurt yourself right after leaving the hospital. Aquatic therapy comes in handy since it is gentle as well as less impactful. Furthermore, it helps in challenging your core and balance as well as producing cardiovascular results with very minimal impact on your body.
At Comprehensive Spine and Sports Center, Dr. Cohen and his team of hospitable professionals offer aquatic therapy and more. Our other services include Chiropractic Core, Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation, Therapeutic Massage and Dry Needling. If you are interested in aquatic therapy in Edgemere, or the surrounding areas, contact us today for more information about Comprehensive Spine and Sports Center in Essex.