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Hydroworx Pool


Hydroworx Pool

When exercising in a physical therapy pool, hydrostatic pressure, water temperature, and resistance combine to enhance cardiovascular stamina, muscle strength, and flexibility to drive early range of motion gains during post-surgery recovery. Gait training in a low-impact environment allows for earlier replication of proper ambulatory biomechanics and reduces the accumulated damage of land exercise.

After any type of injury or surgery, increasing your mobility while still maintaining conditioning is a top priority. By taking advantage of the body’s buoyancy in water, the advanced technology of HydroWorx’s fitness and physical therapy pools eliminates 20% to 100% of a person’s bodyweight. As a result, patients or athletes who are unable to exercise on land can achieve immediate rehabilitative results with little to no bodyweight underwater.

Multiple benefits include:

Buoyancy

  • Allows for ease of movement
  • Improves range of motion
  • Reduces joint impact

Therapeutic temperature (92-95 degrees)

  • Facilitates muscle relaxation
  • Increases blood flow
  • Decreases pain
  • Decreases abnormal tone, spasticity and rigidity
  • Increases flexibility

Hydrostatic pressure

  • Increase venous return and circulation
  • Decrease edema
  • Provides joint positional awareness

Viscosity

  • Provides resistance for strength training
  • Improves trunk stability
  • Stimulates body awareness

Psychosocial benefit

  • Improves attitude and patient morale
  • Positive medium to allow patient return to prior level of function
  • Reduces stress and anxiety

Common Diagnoses seen:

  • Low back pain
  • Post-op (spine, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle)
  • Imbalance/Fall Risk
  • Neuro patients
  • Chronic pain

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