I have been asked many times “is working out in a pool good for you when you are getting over an injury?” My answer has always been yes! And if you do not believe me, there is now more research that supports aquatic rehab. Exercise in the pool can improve function, fitness, balance, coordination, flexibility and strength. Athletes worry about losing their completive edge after an injury that keeps them from usual workout schedule. If they cannot run or cycle after an injury, they are afraid they will lose all the gains they have worked so hard to achieve. One safe and effective way to prevent this from happening is water running. Depending on the depth of the water, your resistance and compressive forces will change. Working with a Physical Therapist you can develop a safe program that will not interfere with the healing process and get you back to sport fast and in better shape than you expected.
For more information to see if aquatic therapy is right for you or if you would like a free 10 minute consultation over the phone to determine what services are right for you, call 1-855RACV4PT today!