The Unique Advantages of Aquatic Therapy
Bouyancy- floating in the water allows you to exercise with up to 90 percent of body weight removed. This dramatically decreases painful joint compressive forces and fear of falling.
Temperature- the warmth of the water results in relaxation and pain reduction by inhibiting pain pathways.
Turbulence- this property is the ever changing flow of the water which imparts same and gentle forces on the body to help improve your balance and core stability.
Viscosity- this is the “thickness” of water which allows for gentle and progressive resistance to aquatic exercise.
Hydrostatic pressure- the pressure excreted on your body when it is submerged in the aquatic environment. This pressure can assist with the return of blood to your heart from legs while exercising.
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