Physiotherapy in the Water Therapy Pool
Can be performed on patients who can:
- move the affected parts of the body (no immobilisation or external support required),
- tolerate mild levels of exercise stress, and can
- apply pressure to the locomotor system.
Orthopaedic and traumatological disorders
of the spinal column, fractures and soft-tissue injuries once post-operative wounds have healed, rheumatic disorders.
such as mild paresis, MS, Parkinson's disease, spasticity.
such as non-acute heart disease, chronic respiratory disease and psychological disturbances.
The benefits are:
increased patient motivation due to facilitated movement in the water, reduced pain; possibility of fully stressing affected body parts in water even though the patient would not be able to stress the same parts during Ôdry` exercises; good complement to "dry" treatment.