Hydrotherapy (likewise referred to as Aquatic or Pool Physiotherapy) is a “hands on” method using unique features of water to facilitate normal motion patterns and movement MONTREAL COLONIC. It is a beneficial type of treatment that is useful for a variety of medical conditions. Hydrotherapy is carried out in a thermo managed hydrotherapy pool by signed up physio therapists and hydrotherapy instructors.
We typically get asked if hydrotherapy is the same as Aqua Fit. No … It is a physiotherapy treatment just like on land. The physiotherapist remains in the water with the client activating joints, dealing with the soft tissue guiding and keeping an eye on movements.
Hydrotherapy treatment is performed in one on one setting or in small groups consisting of 3-4 clients. The session would begin with some basic warm up exercises, followed by more particular exercises customized to each patient’s issue or particular manual treatment techniques. The therapy session lasts about 45-60 minutes. Normally, additional time allowed the swimming pool for some additional workout work or for swimming.
Advantages of Water
– Minimizes the force of tension placed on the joints: it is safer and less uncomfortable to perform exercises.
– Water’s buoyancy provides assistance required for joint mobilization along with easily adjustable resistance enabling fortifying of specific muscle groups
– Increases joint position awareness improving proprioception and motor control – Hydrostatic pressure helps to decrease joint and soft tissue swelling
– Heat of the water helps in relaxing muscles and increases blood circulation to injured areas.
Signs for Hydrotherapy
– Post surgical: fractures, joints replace spine surgical treatment where partial or non weight bearing is indicated. Hydrotherapy enables to begin early weight-bearing, putting as low as 10% of bodyweight on a limb. The quantity of weight bearing is figured out by depth of the water where treatment is performed.
– Severe Whiplash or other Acute Pain – heated pool environment enables easier movement compared with work out on land.
– Chronic Low Back Pain – hydrotherapy is outstanding in improving core stability and lumbo-pelvic proprioception.
– Arthritic conditions such as Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis etc.
– Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue syndrome – permits a full body workout with low energy expenditure.
– Soft tissue injuries with considerable variety of movement constraint such as severe Frozen Shoulder.
– Balance conditions and fall avoidance in Elders
– General reconditioning including muscle conditioning and cardio-vascular endurance.
Contraindications for Hydrotherapy.
Hydrotherapy is normally really safe and appropriate for any age groups. However, there are couple of medical conditions in which entry to the pool is prohibited:
– Open Wounds or Burns
– Unsteady Fractures
– Multiple Sclerosis which is sensitive to heat.
– Serious Cardiac Issues.