The Benefits of Water for Rehab & Fitness

The Benefits of Water for Rehab & Fitness

The Benefits of Water for Rehab & Fitness

For some people exercising in water can be a welcome change from your typical gym workouts. It offers variety and physical properties that land-based exercise programs do not. So, whether you are looking to improve your fitness level or rehab from an injury, consider trying aquatic for some of the following benefits:

  • The buoyancy of water will reduce the stress to achy joints as well as sore muscles and tendons. This is great for recovering from a joint replacement 
  • Water is 16 times denser than air which offers resistance that can help strengthen muscles and tendons. 
  • The hydrostatic pressure of water can improve circulation, reduce swelling and inflammation. The deeper your submerged, the greater the pressure and relief.
  • You can increase joint range of motion and flexibility as you are able to move more freely in the water.
  • Improves posture as you are able to stand more erect and practice good posture due to the relief of gravity pulling on your body.
  • For the elderly with a history of falls or fear of falling,
  • you no longer have that fear as water offers a safe environment.

Date

09 May 2018

Categories

Aquatic Wellness, Aquatic Therapy, Fitness