Arthritis can make exercise and daily activities seem unbearable. If you feel like your methods of managing your pain aren’t working, you should consider aquatic therapy. Aquatic therapy can assist in increasing mobility and strength through low-impact exercises. Some benefits of aquatic therapy include:
- Lessening of swelling in your joints. The hydrostatic pressure of the water helps to reduce the swelling that happens frequently with painful arthritic joints, which also helps improve your mobility and reduce the amount of pain you experience.
- Improved cardiovascular fitness. This type of exercise is easier on your joints and helps you exercise your heart as well.
- Increased resistance in every direction. By being in the water, you’re adding resistance as you move and exercise. This helps strengthen your muscles while not stressing your joints through high-impact activities.
- The opportunity to modify the type of exercise you’re doing. As you participate in aquatic therapy, listen to your body. You can modify your exercise so that you’re not over-exerting yourself and causing more damage to your body.
At RPT, we offer aquatic therapy sessions 2 days a week at the Dimple Dell Recreation Center. We have seen patients take huge strides on their journey to recovery and live a more pain-free life with this type of therapy. This is a great therapy option if you’re ready to try something different. Aquatic therapy can help you regain your mobility, strength, and balance. Give us a call to schedule an appointment with us today at 801-572-0690.