Warm water therapy is incredibly useful in treating a host of injuries and ailments, including orthopedic injuries. Aquatics therapy is typically performed in a heated therapeutic pool, providing patients with a comforting and safe environment to rehabilitate from their injuries. There are numerous wonderful benefits of warm water, including the following:
- It helps increase circulation
- It helps increase a person’s respiratory rate
- It helps improve muscle metabolism
- It works to improve strength, flexibility, and ease of movement
- It reduces pain through decreased weight-bearing and reduced joint stress
The main goal behind any well-designed aquatics therapy program is to increase mobility, especially for patients who have suffered an orthopedic injury or are living with chronic pain. Aquatics therapy allows patients to perform a series of tailored exercises that will get their joints moving and build strength, without reaching beyond their comfort level. For those with sports injuries and related orthopedic conditions, warm water therapy is highly recommended. There are numerous causes of these types of injuries, such as traumatic injury to the bones, muscles, and joints. Whether someone has an injury to their upper extremities – neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, and fingers – or the lower extremities – hips, knees, ankles, and feet, aquatics therapy can help.
Most Common Orthopedic Injuries
Orthopedic injuries are incredibly common in people of all different ages. Some of the most common injuries of this nature that can be treated with aquatics therapy include:
- Ankle sprain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tennis elbow
- ACL tear
- Meniscus tear
- Shoulder dislocation or labral tear
- Rotator cuff tear
- Stress fractures
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Distal radius fracture
- Torn ligaments
- Back and neck injuries
- Wrist and hand pain
A person’s musculoskeletal system is absolutely critical to everything you do, from walking and sitting to running and playing sports. Unfortunately, every single year thousands of people suffer a variety of bone, muscle, and joint injuries. In many cases, people choose to brush these injuries under the rug, telling themselves they will deal with it later. However, when an orthopedic injury such as those mentioned above goes untreated, it could mean even more troubles ahead. It is important that any type of injury is treated as soon as possible in order to shorten the recovery period and help people remain strong and healthy for many years to come. In many cases, people sustain orthopedic injuries from performing seemingly harmless activities, such as gardening, walking, or even yoga.
At Classic Rehabilitation, our aquatics therapists have specialized training that enables us to develop a customized treatment plan for each individual. We know how important it is for you to get back to your daily routine as soon as possible – and pain free. With the help of an aquatics therapy regimen – and perhaps a little bit of physical therapy as well – you will no longer have to live with pain, discomfort, or worry. Please contact our Grand Prairie, Arlington, or Bedford aquatics therapy clinic today for more information on how we can help you recover from your orthopedic injury. We work with everyone from athletes and children to senior citizens and are here to discuss your options with you today.