What is Hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy is a form of physiotherapy that involves the submersion of a patient within a body of water for the purpose of rehabilitation or pain relief. Hydrotherapy is particularly useful as it often commences much sooner than other forms of physiotherapy, the buoyancy of the water provides an ideal environment for rehabilitation and the removal of unnecessary stress on the musculoskeletal system.
How can hydrotherapy help you?
Hydrotherapy is particularly effective for patients who are looking to address any number of potential injuries or physical ailments. For instance, clients who have experienced neurological and musculoskeletal conditions have benefited greatly from the stress-free environment that hydrotherapy provides. The light resistance of the water stimulates the muscles and joints, promoting strength, helping with pain relief and improving range of movement.
Hydrotherapy is highly beneficial for those who are currently injured or experiencing any type of pain; however, hydrotherapy is also useful for those who are simply looking for a simple form of exercise or relief from tension or fatigue.
What should I expect after my first hydrotherapy session?
After your first hydrotherapy session you may experience some slight fatigue or soreness, these are common effects of the treatment and will subside quickly. As with most exercises, it is important to remain hydrated to prevent any cramps or discomfort following your hydrotherapy session.