Traditional rehabilitation programs have been proven to be effective, and are often a wonderful choice for patients in the High Desert region. However, at St. Bernardine Care Providers, we believe that every patient should have a rehabilitation and recovery program that works for their own personal needs. Aqua therapy has been proven to offer many benefits to patients in the Apple Valley area, especially those who are suffering from arthritis and joint pain.
What are the Benefits of Aqua Therapy?
Aqua therapy is a gentle and enjoyable form of therapy that works for many patients. Aqua therapy has been proven to be beneficial for patients who are suffering from a wide variety of conditions, including arthritis, stroke, brain injury, back pain, musculoskeletal disorders, and spinal cord injuries. Patients who have had to have a limb amputated find aqua therapy to be a great choice, and it’s also a beneficial type of therapy for gait analysis. Water resistance, rather than weights, is used during this type of therapy. Patients may do several different activities, including walking in the water, stretching, core resistance exercises and balancing exercises.
Aqua therapy is especially effective at reducing swelling. This is because the water pressure helps to move fluid throughout the body. Essentially, the fluid that has built up near the swollen area will move back into its rightful place within the body. The water pressure also helps to decrease the pain that a person is experiencing, because it buffers the movement of the patient. Many patients who are in chronic pain will perform their aqua therapy exercises in warm water. In addition, the water’s buoyancy will help to reduce pain and pressure from inflamed areas in the body.
Aqua therapy helps to expedite the healing process. In many cases, aqua therapy is used in combination with other traditional rehabilitation programs. Patients who think that they might enjoy aqua therapy should mention it to their care provider as they may be able to incorporate it into their own routine. It could help them get on the road to recovery more quickly, and get them back to living an independent and active life once more.
Seniors in particular may find aqua therapy to be a great form of rehabilitation therapy. This type of therapy provides them with an opportunity to get back in the water and do something that they enjoy. It is an effective form of therapy that is gentle and often easy for seniors to perform, and they especially enjoy the benefits that they receive from this type of therapy. If you believe that your loved one may benefit from this type of treatment during their home care experience, contact us at St. Bernardine Care Providers today.