Many effects have been observed anecdotally throughout centuries of aquatic environment use for health maintenance and restoration but they are difficult to study.
Aquatic exercise would seem to offer the safest and most protective environment for obese individuals because of the buoyancy effects of immersion, which minimizes the risk of joint injury.
Aquatic exercise has been successfully used to improve balance and coordination in older individuals, who face an increased risk of falling
There is a substantial volume of literature that supports the potential value of using aquatic exercise as a cross-training mode
The pulmonary system is profoundly affected by immersion of the body to the level of the thorax. Part of the effect is due to shifting of blood into the chest cavity, and part is due to compression of the chest wall itself by water.
Water immersion causes significant effects on the musculoskeletal system. The effects are caused by the compressive effects of immersion as well as reflex regulation of blood vessel tone.
Aquatic therapy is physical therapy that takes place in a pool or other aquatic environment under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional.
Aquatic treadmill or underwater treadmill exercise is gaining popularity as a means of exercise training in persons with osteoarthritis who cannot exercise on a land treadmill.
What is Hydrotherapy?Hydrotherapy is a form a physiotherapy that utilises the physical properties of water to assist in exercise and rehabilitation. Hydro involves performing specific exercises while partially submerged in water to achieve individual ...