Aqua therapy is exactly what it sounds like. It’s physical therapy that takes place in the water (typically a heated, indoor pool for comfort purposes).
Aquatic therapy is for people of any age, skill level, and physical ability. It’s especially helpful for people with chronic pain, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson’s, just to name a few.
But even if you don’t face one of these conditions, you can benefit from the healing effects of aqua therapy.
Water allows folks of all different physical abilities to move easier. Joints are under less stress while underwater, and this in turn will give you a wider range of motion than when you’re on land. You also may be able to perform movements that typically cause you pain in everyday life. Underwater, you may be able to perform such movements with ease and grace. This is what makes a pool a very safe and effective environment for different types of physical therapy exercises.
If you’re interested to try aqua therapy out for yourself or a loved one, contact a professional today! You can search for community pools, recreation centers, or physical therapy facilities in your area to get started.