Hydrotherapy is a physio-treatment that uses the physical properties of water to heal and condition the body. Yet despite it becoming increasingly popular in recent years, the process still seems to be misunderstood by many people.
For the physios that have administered and witnessed its benefits first hand, hydrotherapy stands as an effective practice for both the prevention of injury and as a way to accelerate rehabilitation, particularly following surgery.
During the recovery period the pool is the perfect environment in which to begin moving again. The therapeutic advantages of water, such as buoyancy, thermal conductivity and resistance means that the physical limitations based on age, body size, sex, or health are muted and our bodies are capable of movements that they are not capable of out of the water.
Below, our latest infographic outlines the types of conditions and injuries for which hydrotherapy is beneficial. It also gives an introductory guide to what you can expect from a hydrotherapy session and what types of injuries it is particularly effective for.
If you would like expert advice about how you can prevent or recover from injury with hydrotherapy you can visit the Harris and Ross website for contact details.