If you suffer from joint issues and difficulty putting pressure on your bones and muscles, regular exercise can cause further problems to your body. Aqua therapy presents an effective alternative to running, jumping, and squatting, with exercises taking place in water and preventing intense impact on your joints that can be harmful. To learn more about the benefits of aqua therapy, call Coastal Ortho located in El Segundo and Torrance, California, or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.
What is aqua therapy?
Aqua therapy is a type of physical therapy that involves exercising in a body of water to decrease the pressure on your bones, joints, and muscles. Regular exercises, like running, jumping, and squatting, can be hard on your joints, worsening underlying or present issues, such as arthritis.
Therefore, Coastal Ortho provides aqua therapy as a treatment option to help you maintain physical activity without the consequences of harming your bones, joints, and muscles.
Because water provides a natural resistance, aqua therapy helps to strengthen your muscles, which improves joint use and lessens joint pain. Aquatic exercise also provides several other benefits, such as:
Additionally, you can peacefully enjoy aquatic therapy without the fear of falling or dropping something on yourself because the exercises take place in water.
Anyone can benefit from aqua therapy, regardless of age or health status. If you’re looking to improve your body’s function and mobility while working to strengthen your muscles simultaneously, then aqua therapy may be the right option for you.
The team at Coastal Ortho uses aqua therapy to treat specific conditions, as well. Some of these conditions include:
In addition, several other issues exist that aqua therapy can help treat, including depression and stress. The team at Coastal Ortho creates a treatment plan specific to your needs to help you reach your goals and relieve any discomfort.
To learn more about aqua therapy, call Coastal Ortho to talk with a team member, or schedule an appointment online with the Torrance or El Segundo office today.