Are you having trouble sticking with your exercise program because you’re bored with your usual program? Do you feel that you need to try something new but are afraid of re-aggravating an old injury? Do you feel like you need to improve your cardio and lose a few pounds? Do you feel there’s just not enough time to exercise? Or maybe it’s just too hot? There are a ton of excuses that we make up for not exercising. Being in the desert heat doesn’t make it easier. However, there is a perfect way to address everything listed above and even more with just one type of activity which is aquatic therapy.
Why Aquatic Therapy?
Aquatic therapy serves as a tool for many types of ailments and age groups. It’s not just for people with significant swimming experience or for a specific age group. Aquatic therapy can assist those with various musculoskeletal issues, such as, for pain relief, tight muscles, sore or arthritic joints, but also for strength building, balance training and resistance training. Neurological issues, such as those with a medical history of stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and Multiple Sclerosis would greatly benefit too.
- Decreased edema
- Decreased pain
- Increased blood supply to the muscles/Increased circulation
- Increased buoyancy
- Increased metabolism
- Increased joint movement
- Increased muscle power
- Increased balance
- Increased endurance
Did you know that Arizona is one of the most popular states for pool service companies in the country? And if there are more pool companies, there are definitely more pools! Whether you have your own private pool, or just use a public pool at a gym, there are many convenient opportunities to take advantages of this multi-beneficial exercise activity.
With locations all over the valley, we have a convenient clinic next to you. Come in to Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapist to Get Your Move Back.