By definition, hydrotherapy is the use of water to relieve discomfort and promote physical well-being. A number of therapeutic treatments and approaches draw upon the healing properties of water for pain relief, making use of the body’s reaction to hot and cold stimuli.
Hydrotherapy Breaks the Training Barrier for Better Recovery, Training and Performance. Here’s why it works?
Hydrotherapy is a low impact tool that yields high impact results with limited joint stress and muscle fatigue. It’s a safe environment where athletes achieve an intense workout without risking injury. From upper body exercises, running, conditioning, and sports specific drills, there is no limit to what can be accomplished with pool exercises.
Athletes can recover faster with aquatic therapy following an injury. During rehabilitation, treatment plans can be implemented before land therapy protocols for earlier injury intervention. Aquatic therapy also keeps athletes conditioned as they recover so they are ready to play as soon as they are back in the game.
This ultimate training and recovery tool is a win win for the athlete and the team. The answer to why it works lies in three basic principles of water: Hydrostatic Pressure, Buoyancy, Viscosity.
Here’s a simple explanation of what they are and why they are so important to aquatic therapy success.