Hydrotherapy and Aqua Therapy

Hydrotherapy

back to mind chiropractorFor a simple definition, hydrotherapy is a type of aquatic therapy. Its history goes back hundreds of year from patients using whirlpools, water spas, and Roman tubs to modern times. For treatment today, many follow the theory that water has a soothing, relaxing and calming effect on people which helps reduce stress and other emotional burdens. Exercise in water helps takes off weight and pressure off joints that are in pain but still providing the resistance to help build muscles. Hydrotherapy uses water to help provide limited pain relief and treatment. It also takes advantage of the physical properties of water such as its temperature and its pressure for means of physical therapy to help stimulate blood circulation and help relieve symptoms of certain diseases a patient may be suffering as a result.

 

Water therapy is widely restricted as a form of physical therapy for many patients. It is used as a medium to deliver heat or cold to the body. The idea of is to use thermoregulatory reaction to provide a therapeutic benefit through different methods and techniques such as:aquatic therapy back to mind chiropractor

  • Water jets
  • Underwater massage
  • Mineral baths such as Iodine-Grine therapy or Swiss shower
  • Whirlpool bath
  • Hot roman baths
  • Cold plunge

 

 

Aquatic Therapy

hydrotherapy back to mind chiropractorIt is still used widely to help patients suffering from burns. Although there is a much large preference for aquatic therapy that uses showers rather than full immersion tubs. The reason for this is partly because of the ease to clean equipment and reduce infection.

Another use of this type of aquatic therapy is using water to produce vasoconstriction or vasodilation. That is seeking to cause changes in blood flow and other metabolic function through physiological mechanisms like thermoregulation.

Sometimes patients suffer from ailment where tissues might need to be removed from wounds. Hydrotherapy is often used to perform selective mechanical debridements, such as irrigation techniques or therapeutic irrigation with suction.

Back to Mind Chiropractor is proud to offer aquatic therapy and hydrotherapy to its We are committed to providing each and every one of our patients with quality care as well as quality experience that is unmatched to others. We provide individual attention to our patients as well as compassion for each patient. We understand that our patients might be undergoing painful circumstance, and we are committed to proving them the care they need, individual to their needs.

 

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