Aquatic physical therapy or Hydro therapy which means treatment inside water.In hydrotherapy the properties of water has been used to treat the cases with much ease and more effectively.Hydrotherapy pool has a sophisticated setup with one side shallow water and other side with deep water with sitting arrangements inside water in the shallow side.
The water temperature which is maintained inside hydrotherapy pool should be more than room temperature.The warm water helps in reducing the muscle tightness,relives pain ,relaxing the patient and much more.
The main properties of water which has been used in pool are buoyancy and hydrostatic pressure.Buoyancy helps in floating the body part which needs assistance in exercises against gravity and helping the desired muscle to improve the power.We prescribe some exercises as buoyancy assisted which is also gravity resisted and some other exercises as buoyancy resisted but gravity assisted.
In a hydrotherapy pool side walls are also attached with railings which helps the patient to walk inside water.
The conditions which can be treated in hydrotherapy pool are Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis,post fracture cases,incomple paraplegia(spinal cord injuries),cerebral palsy,post stiffness burn cases,any weakness cases etc.
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