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Tackling Pain and Injury with Hydrotherapy

Posted by Zoltan Marosszeky on 1 December 2020
Tackling Pain and Injury with Hydrotherapy

It's essential to stay active year-round, but the increase in temperature brings with it the risk of heat exhaustion, fatigue, muscle cramping, heat stroke, and even heat collapse. It's important to drink plenty of water, avoid the hottest part of the day, and to know your limits and listen to your body. 

As the weather warms up, it becomes harder to engage in physical activities like walking, jogging, or hiking as it's just too hot! 

Are you planning on spending your summer in the pool? Why not try hydrotherapy, a water-based treatment that keeps you active and is incredibly beneficial for your health.

What is hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy is a form of physical therapy that combines hands-on treatment and guided movements in water. The water is generally around 33 to 36° Celsius, which allows your muscles to relax while easing the pain in your joints.

The water also helps by supporting your weight, increasing the range of movement in your joints. Resistance from the water will also increase your muscle strength.

In general, hydrotherapy is seen as the safest exercise for people with muscle and joint conditions.  

Is hydrotherapy right for you?

If you suffer from pain in your back, hip, knees, or shoulders, then hydrotherapy may have benefits for you.

Hydrotherapy is also often prescribed as a form of post-surgery rehabilitation as floating will lessen the strain on your body when performing certain exercises. 

Similarly, hydrotherapy is safer for the older population as they won't fall or hurt themselves in the water. 

The benefits

Hydrotherapy can have a variety of benefits, including:

  • Relieving muscle pain and spasms
  • Improving flexibility
  • Increasing muscle strength
  • Increasing the range of motion in your joints 
  • Improving circulation
  • Improving posture
  • Improving walking ability
  • Decreasing pain and swelling

All while improving your cardiovascular fitness and helping you achieve your recommended level of physical activity.

We can provide tailored programs to assist you with all different kinds of injuries, chronic pain, osteoarthritis, metabolic diseases and more! To get you back to moving with more confidence.

Give us a call on 4957 2961 to find out more.

Author: Zoltan Marosszeky
About: B AppSc(Phty) Director & Physiotherapist Zoltan joined Charlestown Physio in 2006. In 2012 he advanced to become the sole owner and director of the practice. He graduated in 1998 from the University of Sydney. He gained extensive knowledge and clinical expertise working for the Australian Military and as senior physiotherapist at the Newcastle Industrial plant OneSteel for five and a half years.
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