Now is a great time to discover the benefits of aquatic therapy and how a customized plan advances your health and your well-being. Aquatic therapy is great for post-surgical patients, those with chronic pain or arthritis and even if you have been in a car accident. Aquatic therapy speeds recovery and can be started fairly soon after an injury. Are you looking for aquatic therapy in Bowleys Quarters? Dr. Cohen and the staff at Comprehensive Spine and Sports Center in Essex can help you feel your best.
How Aquatic Therapy Works
Taking part in exercises in a pool aids healing and makes the most of the curative properties of water. There are a few key factors that makes aquatic therapy an excellent aid for people in their healing journey. Water’s properties include: buoyancy, hydrostatic pressure, and a soothing temperature.
Buoyancy helps bear weight. Therefore, reducing the stress put on joints and allowing movement with less pain. There is a 90% reduction in compression when a human body is submerged in the water up to the neck and a 50% reduction in compression when the body is submerged in water up to the waist.
Hydrostatic pressure increases circulation and decreases swelling. The proportionality of depth and pressure allows the body to perform exercises with reduced pain that is not achieved on land. Those with sprained joints, torn ligaments, and arthritis will reap the benefits of aquatic therapy due to hydrostatic pressure.
The warm water temperature of an aquatic therapy pool softens tissues and decreases edema. The other benefits of warm water include relief of back pain and help with fibromyalgia, muscle spasms, and an increase of blood flow to injured areas.
Benefits of Aquatic Therapy
- Decreases pain
- Improves heart and lung function
- Enhances core strength and balance
- Easier movement and better coordination
- Allows recovery to be fun and motivational
Looking for Aquatic Therapy in Bowleys Quarters?
Dr. Cohen and the staff at Comprehensive Spine and Sports Center in Essex have years of experience developing aquatic therapy programs for people from all walks of life. We help patients improve their range of motion, speed recovery, and reduce their pain. Additionally, we offer other services such as chiropractic care, physical therapy, dry needling, and non-surgical spinal decompression. Contact us today so we can make a specialized plan to aid you on your healing journey.