Benefits Hydrotherapy and Rehabilitation Swimming Pools for Senior Citizens

December 11, 2017

As age related aches and pains become more common, senior citizens don’t have it easy, that much is pretty obvious. Not only do they have to deal with less mobility, lesser energy levels, and a boatload of health problems brought about by aging, they also have to constantly deal with a slow weakening of their overall physique, which, in time, will spell even more health problems.

What can senior citizens do, when the effects of aging start to develop? Thankfully, there is something that can be done to alleviate aches and pains caused by aging, install a hydrotherapy and rehabilitation swimming pool.

An innovative way to prolong, improve, and better the lives of people nearing the twilight years is through the use of swimming pools.

Benefits of Swimming Pools for Senior Citizens

Hydrotherapy and rehabilitation swimming pools for senior citizens provide the best way to keep joints functioning and to relieve muscle aches and pains. Hydrotherapy, formerly called hydropathy, is a form of alternative medicine which employs water for pain relief, and the treatment of musculoskeletal problems.

Usually done in warm or temperate waters that are kept a specific temperature, they provide a number of distinct benefits for senior citizens, such as the following:

  • Muscular relaxation – because being submerged in water makes one lighter and lessons the pressure of gravity on aging bodies, senior citizens benefit from added muscular relaxation due to the decrease in weight. This is ideal for elderly folks who suffer from joint pains due to a weakening of the bones or excessive weight.
  • Decreased pain – because waters employed for hydrotherapy are of a controlled temperature that is not too cold, but not piping hot, senior citizens can experience a slight decrease in pain, especially in the extremities and the joints.
  • Muscle toning – even if one is too weak or too frail to engage in rigorous physical activity, hydrotherapy can still help with muscle toning thanks to hydrostatic pressure. Essentially, while a person does feel lighter while standing in water, at the same time it restricts movement of the limbs.

This resistance to move ones limbs not only helps to develop muscular strength and resilience, but to slowly, gently, and effectively tone old and weak muscles, without the risk of injury.

If you have found the benefits of hydrotherapy and rehabilitation swimming, and you have made these a part of your life’s routine, to keep you feeling your best as you age, then why not consider installing your own swimming pool. Mr Pools can help, we specialise in all things related to designing, constructing, and maintaining swimming pools.

Contact Details

Based in Homebush, we service the Sydney metro area and major regional areas. Contact us now to talk about your pool needs.

Unit 17, 11-21 Underwood Rd.
Homebush, NSW 2140

Phone: 02-9746-3033

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