What is aquatherapy?
Aquatherapy is a physical rehabilitation technique that is performed in closed aquatic spaces such as swimming pools or other areas with water, with the same or similar movements to traditional ones.
It is indicated to work muscles and flexibility and helps to reduce pain in patients with neurological, orthopedic, rheumatologic and cardiorespiratory problems.
It is also recommended for those who suffer from stress, nerves or lead a sedentary life.
What does it consist of?
Aquatherapy is a program of personalized exercises performed in the water with the aim of accelerating recovery and strengthening the muscles.
Its duration depends on the needs of each patient and is especially recommended for those seeking to improve muscle strength and flexibility. In addition, it helps to reduce the pain that may be generated by certain pathologies.
What are the advantages?
Aquatic therapy provides multiple benefits, even greater than those obtained through normal rehabilitation. The main ones are:
- It improves physical endurance.
- It contributes to muscle relaxation and reduces the sensation of pain.
- Improves balance.
- There is no risk of falling.
- The results appear immediately.
Who can perform aquatherapy?
In principle, anyone is suitable for aquatherapy, except for patients with open skin lesions or infectious diseases such as rubella or measles, bladder or rectal incontinence and hydrophobia.
Above all, it is recommended to anyone who wants to exercise and improve their physical shape and, especially, to those who suffer from any of the following pathologies:
- Circulatory problems.
- Disc herniation.
- Dislocations, sprains and fractures.