Hydrokinetotherapy is a medical spa procedure that uses the principles of movement in water to facilitate the recovery and rehabilitation of patients. This form of therapy takes place in a specially designed pool, where water plays a therapeutic role and offers a number of benefits for the musculoskeletal system and the functional recovery of patients.
Through hydrokinetic therapy, patients can benefit from a safe and comfortable environment for therapeutic exercises and movements. The water provides an environment of support and buoyancy, reducing the impact on joints and providing greater freedom of movement. This allows patients to perform exercises and movements that can be difficult or painful out of the water.
The hydrokinetic therapist works closely with the patient to develop a personalised programme of exercises and movements tailored to their needs and condition. During hydrokinetic therapy sessions, patients can perform various exercises such as swimming, water walking, stretching, flexibility and muscle toning.
Hydrokinetic therapy has multiple benefits, including:
- Reduced pain and inflammation: Warm water and movement in the water helps relax muscles and joints, reducing pain and inflammation.
- Improved flexibility and mobility: Water provides an environment in which patients can perform stretching and flexibility exercises, helping to improve joint mobility and muscle flexibility.
- Stimulates blood and lymph circulation: Movement in water promotes blood and lymph circulation, helping to drain fluids and transport nutrients to the tissues.
- Muscle toning: Exercising in the water involves the whole body and helps increase muscle strength and tone.
- Stress reduction and relaxation: Water and movement in water have a relaxing and calming effect on patients, helping to reduce stress levels and promote well-being.
Hydrokinetic therapy can be beneficial in the treatment and recovery of a wide range of diseases and conditions, including musculoskeletal, post-traumatic, neurological, rheumatological and respiratory conditions.