Why a rehab swimming pool?
- At PTX we know that if you have a lifelong injury that stops you from participating in regular exercise, or if you have a new injury that you are trying to overcome, then swimming is the best form of exercise for recovery.
When you’re in the water, your relative weight becomes much less due to the support from the water. It means that you can exercise your body and not worry about aggravating your injury in the same way you may do on land. In fact, it can help you to continue building the muscles around the injury and help you to overcome it.
Or you may have an injury that is not going to get better that prevents you from regular exercise on land. In this case, you can find that exercise in the water, is the only way for you to continue exercising.
We will help you to overcome your exercise limitations, get you better at swimming, and give you a great workout!
There are a few main reasons why swimming is a good rehabilitation tool:
- Reduced weight reduces the risk of further injury.
- Overcome injuries faster.
- Build muscle and connective tissue to help you on the way to a full recovery.
- Exercise with existing injuries can sometimes only continue in water.
- Injury is a part of sport and life. Swimming can help you to overcome it faster and get you back to where you want to be.
It provides just enough resistance from water to provide, over time, sustained aerobic conditioning to the rehabilitating subject, allowing them to continue to workout while rehabbing at the same time.
- It is low impact. (Unless you are training to be an elite swimmer at which point you will be putting your body through a more intense, higher impact workout.)
- It is a form of active stretching – swimming technically will ensure a full range of motion movements for many different body parts.