Hydrotherapy focuses on the movement of joints under water, using the buoyancy and resistance of water as both a source of relief and a way to improve strength and coordination. The positive characteristics of water, such as buoyancy, warmth and resistance, provide patients with ideal conditions for exercise. Targeted motion sequences allow for patients to experience tension and relaxation at the same time. Hydrotherapy is especially well-suited for chronic pain patients, for often their physical strength is diminished. Hydrotherapy exercises help patients regain confidence in their mobility, improve their stamina and relearn movements which have been avoided. The hydrotherapy programme is also a gentle introduction to physical activity and movement for those patients who have little experience with mobility.
Aquajogging is perfect for building muscles (via strength endurance) and improving stamina. It is also used to teach patients motor coordination skills while walking and running. Aquajogging is full-body training that uses water resistance to improve physical fitness and keep the cardiovascular system stimulated for extended periods of time.