Aquatic exercise boosts recovery from
The term Sports Injury covers a multitude of injuries caused by particpation in sport which tend to fall under 2 main categories:
Acute Injuries - Injuries caused by a single traumatic event like fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains.
Over-use Injuries - Injuries caused by repetitive micro trauma to tendons, bones and joints like tennis elbow, shin splints, runners knee and achilles tendinitis.
Overuse injuries are more common than acute injuries and as they are more subtle and develop over time, they are harder to diagnose and treat.
The most common sports injuries are:
• Ankle sprain
• Groin pull
• Hamstring strain
• Shin splints
• Knee injury: ACL tear
• Patellofemoral syndrome (resulting from movement of the kneecap against the thigh bone)
• Tennis elbow (epicondylitis)
Benefits of hydrotherapy:
Buoyancy offloads pressure from the injured area, enabling you to perform movements with reduced pain
Reduce swelling and bruising
Hydrostatic pressure and our specific water temperature increases circulation and reduces swelling
Immediate exercise, without putting stress on joints or injuries
Cardio-vascular fitness can be maintained and the affected muscle effectively strengthened or lengthened. This enables the athlete to perform activities such as running much earlier than on land
Quicker return to sport
The timeline for returning to sport after a serious sports injury using land-based therapies can be 6-9 months, however utilizing the pool tends to help keep your return closer to 4-6; this is due to being able to reinforce neuromuscular recruitment patterns earlier than is possible with land therapy.