Recovering from an accident or injury likely seems like a long road. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to heal faster. For example, participating in aquatic therapy. If you live in the Baltimore area and are looking for quality aquatic therapy in Middle River, visit Comprehensive Spine and Sports Therapy. Dr. Neil Cohen and his staff in nearby Essex offer a complete range of therapy services.
What is Hydrostatic Pressure?
Experiencing that feeling of increased “pressure” as you go under water is something everyone can relate to. However, you probably don’t know the term for that feeling: hydrostatic pressure. The force that is applied by a liquid at a specific point in the liquid, due to the strength of gravity is called hydrostatic pressure. Escalating as water depth increases, the pressure goes up due to the growing load of liquid pushing from the top.
So, how does hydrostatic pressure help someone recover from an injury or surgery?
Hydrostatic Pressure and Aquatic Therapy
As explained above, hydrostatic pressure is present whenever a body is in the water. Aquatic therapy takes advantage of the water’s natural compression on an injury. Many find relief from chronic muscles aches once they are submerged in warm, therapeutic water. Additionally, aquatic therapy increases mobility, decreasing the risk of swelling and increasing blood circulation, all aiding the healing process.
Aquatic therapy benefits a wide range of people. Good for those with a disability, sports injury, stress related problems, or post-surgery patients, aquatic therapy allows them to support their body weight effortlessly. There is a lower risk of further injury as aquatic therapy does not place pressure on the joints or bones. Additionally, the increase in temperature during water therapy sessions contributes to relaxing muscles, opening blood vessels and increasing blood flow to injured areas.
Do You Need Aquatic Therapy in Middle River?
Dr. Neil Cohen and the staff at Comprehensive Spine & Sports Center in Essex provides aquatic therapy to people in all stages of recovery. We also offer Chiropractic Care, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services. Contact us to learn more about aquatic therapy as well as our other services.