The aquatic rehabilitation has become a good recovery option for many people. If you are interested in training in this discipline, pay attention to this post. In it we tell you what it consists of, who it is recommended for, what are the benefits, and much more about aquatic therapy .
What is aquatic rehabilitation?
According to the Aquatic Physical Therapy Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, aquatic therapy is:
” The practice based on physical therapy in an aquatic environment […] and includes treatment, rehabilitation, prevention, health, well-being, and physical fitness of the patient in an aquatic environment”
Who is it recommended to?
Aquatic therapy is a type of rehabilitation recommended for all people who have recently undergone surgery or have injuries and are unable to perform certain movements.
Water favors the mobility of the body , therefore, this therapy is recommended for all types of patients , as long as they do not have dermatological wounds, fear of water, or any allergies to the products that a swimming pool may have.
The aquatic therapy for children is also indicated if they have suffered an injury.
Some of the pathologies that can be treated through aquatic therapy are the following:
- ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
- Multiple sclerosis
There are many more pathologies that could be included in this list. From ISAF, we have only made a small selection of the most representative ones.
Benefits of aquatic therapy
Aquatic therapy, also known as hydrotherapy, has multiple benefits for humans . Some of them are the following:
- It favors the drainage of edema.
- It favors the mobility of the body.
- Reduces joint pain.
- Increase muscle strength.
The performance of water activities is essential for the recovery of many patients . Therefore, if a professional advises a patient, this should be done, because as we have mentioned, it could accelerate their recovery process.
It must be borne in mind that aquatic rehabilitation is very different from the practice of swimming , since these have very different objectives.
While swimming is a sport that requires physical effort and enhances people’s abilities, aquatic therapy seeks to help people recover, restore their lost abilities, regain mobility in the affected parts of the body, and so on.
What if I want to be a teacher?
If you want to be a teacher of aquatic therapies, study at ISAF, our sports training center. In our course you will obtain the title of Specialist Technician in Therapeutic Aquatic Activities + Swimming Monitor . A course in which you can learn swimming for children, adults and the elderly, different styles (front crawl, butterfly, breaststroke and backstroke), and aquatic methods to improve injuries.
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