A car accident is a scary experience. You may have to deal with damage to your vehicle and maybe even an injury. Unfortunately, not all injuries are apparent right away. Whiplash, sore muscles and stiff joints are just some of the injuries that may not be immediately evident but can cause issues down the road. At Comprehensive Spine & Sports Center we offer top-notch treatments to help. If you are looking for chiropractic care or aquatic therapy in Baltimore to relieve the symptoms of these common injuries after a car accident, contact us today. Dr. Cohen and his staff will develop a plan to speed healing and lessen your pain.
Benefits of Aquatic Therapy for Injuries
Aquatic therapy consists of therapeutic movements and exercises in water to strengthen muscles and decrease pain. People find success with aquatic therapy for:
- Decreasing pain
- Improving heart and lung function
- Enhancing core strength and balance
- Easing movement and better coordination
- Allowing recovery to be fun and motivational
A combination of buoyancy, viscosity, hydrostatic pressure, and warmth contribute to the benefits that aquatic therapy provides. The buoyancy decreases the weight that your body carries, reducing the stress on the joints making it more comfortable to move the sore and stiff joints. Water’s viscosity provides resistance which strengthens the muscles without the need for weights and does it in a shorter amount of time. Hydrostatic pressure reduces swelling and even improves proprioception. Proprioception, also known as kinesthesia, is the sense of self-movement and body position. Finally, the warm temperature of the water is relaxing and increases blood flow to injured areas.
Comprehensive Spine & Sports Center
At the Comprehensive Spine & Sports Center, we create a unique program to fit your individual needs. Our complete list of healing services includes dry needling, chiropractic care, physical therapy, and non-surgical spinal decompression. To request an appointment, contact us today! We look forward to providing you with the best aquatic therapy in Baltimore!