No one will argue about how beneficial swimming pools are to cool off on a hot summer day in or to exercise the entire body in, but they are useful for more than just these two activities. They also present an ideal venue for bone and joint rehabilitation. Patients can do a variety of exercises from walking on treadmills to water aerobics depending upon their joint or bone injuries or issues. Explore the various rehabilitation benefits for swimming pools in the following list.
Since the buoyancy of the water supports the body’s weight to a certain extent, it reduces the impact of exercises, especially on the legs and lower back. As a result, patients can exercise longer than with high-impact, non-water exercises and with fewer issues.
Patients can stretch in the water safely either through swimming or various exercises, and this increases their joint mobility. Stiff joints often result after an injury and must become loose again for normal use.
As with all exercises, swimming or water exercises increase circulation to the joint or bone that requires rehabilitation. This allows the affected area to receive oxygen, calcium and other nutrients that will help the area heal correctly.
Patients also can build tendon and muscle strength to support the rehabbing joint or bone. Without this support, the joint may suffer injury once again and the same holds true with a bone depending upon its location in the body. In addition, proper muscle and tendon strength help the patients exercise easier to rehab completely.
Edema or swelling typically occurs in an injury and rehabbing with water therapy in a swimming pool can reduce this swelling by facilitating the body circulating the fluid that causes it. Many times, pain accompanies swelling, and water therapy also can alleviate the pain. Pain causes patients to feel uncomfortable and decreases their desire to exercise to rehab. By reducing the pain, patients find the motivation to keep participating in the water therapy.
For further ways that swimming pools help in bone and joint rehabilitation, consult Mr Pools. In fact, we will design and build the ideal pool for this purpose in case you need ongoing water therapy for your specific joint or bone issue. Our company has the expertise to deliver a well-crafted, durable and attractive swimming pool that fits on your property in a favourable fashion.
Based in Homebush, we service the Sydney metro area and major regional areas. Contact us now to talk about your pool needs.
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