Hydrotherapy uses the buoyancy of water and the temperature to treat physical and neurological disorders and disabilities in order to help treat of prevent lose of muscle bulk and strength. The bulk and strength aspect comes from the low impact and resistance of the water when used in a therapeutic setting. It also makes it fun for kids who may be having a difficult time. For adults working to rebuild muscle mass, lose weight, or help regain range of motion, the low impact leads to far less injury.
- Most physiotherapy departments at local hospitals or rehabilitation facilities have some type of hydrotherapy offered.
- Hydrotherapy is a great option for children due to it not only being beneficial, but also a fun experience.
- Since hydrotherapy involves slow and steady movements, it naturally relaxes the body which can reduce stress levels.
“Secondly, it involves special exercises that are adjusted to each individual depending on the symptoms. The exercises consist of slow, controlled movements, and include relaxing exercises, gentle stretching, strengthening exercises against the resistance of the water, flotation, and movement exercises.”