Lize Kruger Hydrotherapy
What is Hydrotherapy?
Aquatic therapy, commonly known as hydrotherapy, is the use of exercise therapy within a specially designed heated pool to target and treat a wide spectrum of conditions. These include general joint pain, low back pain, orthopedic conditions,
neurological conditions, pain related to arthritis, sports injuries, fibromyalgia, treatment post elective orthopedic surgeries such as hip and knee replacements and many more.
The use of gentle, controlled movements within the warm water, heated to 33-34 degrees celsius gives the opportunity to steadily progress in one’s treatment regime within a safe, comfortable and enjoyable environment.
Hydrotherapy is significantly different from conventional swimming and aqua aerobics. No prior swimming experience required.
Whilst being less strenuous, it focuses on guided, controlled, pain–free movements with the ultimate aim of providing pain relief.
The design of the pool enables the user to exercise in a safe environment at different depths and with all the equipment needed.
The increased temperature of the water helps in relaxing tight musculature with thAe resulting increase in range of movement of any particular join.
Hydrotherapy conveniently provides a gateway to exercise in certain conditions were constant ground impact is too painful or not indicated.
Exercising in warm water helps the body to release several hormones that contribute towards feeling energized and less fatigued. Research is also showing that exercising in warm water may also aid in alleviating symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Buoyancy is one of the unique properties of water which gives a feeling of weightlessness whilst exercising in the pool. This enables the person in the pool to carry out exercises which are usually very difficult to carry out on land given that the body feels much lighter in water.
This helps to assist and improve quality of movement of stiff or weak joints. This is also extremely useful when normal walking or weight-bearing is restricted or painful especially following various forms of orthopedic procedures or acute injuries.
Water is a moving body. This makes it a very useful tool to challenge and retrain balance, with the ultimate benefit of reducing the risk of falls.
All the above mentioned benefits can only be experienced if the right venue is chosen.
Access to our pool is by means of a stainless steel handrail and a shallow ramp together with three big steps that makes it accessible to almost anyone irrespective of one’s level of physical and functional mobility.