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 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 ...