Physioworx with BRH -Aquatherapy
Aquatic Therapy is the therapist supervised treatment of a wide range of conditions in a heated pool (34 36˚C).
Aquatic Therapy utilises the warmth (to relax muscles), the buoyancy (to assist or resist movement) and the weightlessness (to decrease pain and decre as e stress on joints) of the water. Aquatic exercise in warm water improves the pumping action of the heart, makes the lungs work harder, relaxes muscles, reduces pain and unloads the joints.
Aquatic Therapy is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels and as our pools are at a safe depth, so you do not need t o be able to swim to benefit from Aqua therapy.
Your head does not have to go under the water and your feet can remain firmly on the ground if necessary.
Is Aquatic Therapy like Aqua Aerobics?
No…it is therapeutic exercise with specific goals just like on land. Every patient is assessed thoroughly prior to starting th eir therapy. Aquatic therapy may form part of a rehab programme together with land exercises or it may be decided that the water is the most beneficial environment to achieve the rehab goals. The physiothe rapist is often in the water with you mobilising joints, massaging muscles and monitoring movements.
Who can benefit from Aquatic Therapy?
Why Aquatic Therapy?
Water reduces the effects of gravity on the body and together with buoyancy, hydrostatic pressure and the warmth of the water it allows many people to exercise who would be unable to do so on land.
Join us in the pool at Off Nicol or Wilgeheuwel
Our physiotherapists offer individual and group aquatic therapy sessions. We also offer regular back rehabilitation and antenatal classes.
Contact us for the current schedule.