28th Nov 2016
Health benefits of hydrotherapy pools
Hydrotherapy is the use of water in the treatment of different conditions, including arthritis and related rheumatic complaints. Hydrotherapy differs from swimming because it involves special exercises that you do in a warm-water pool. The water temperature is usually 35–36ºC, which is warmer than a typical swimming pool. How does hydrotherapy help treat different conditions? The warmth of the water allows your muscles to relax and eases the pain in your joints, helping you to exercise. The water supports your weight, which helps to relieve pain and increase the range of movement of your joints. The water can be used to provide resistance to moving your joints. By pushing your arms and legs against the water, you can also improve your muscle strength. Guncast can help design your hydrotherapy pool to suit your specific requirements. For more information visit our wellness and vitality dedicated page.