Written by: Ruchi Chhabria (Neuro Physiotherapist at OHC)

Hydrotherapy or Aquatic Therapy is movement or exercises in a warm water environment in a specialized hydrotherapy pool using floats or properties of water to assist or resist movement. OHC offers Hydrotherapy in Dubai and run by qualified rehabilitation specialists and Physiotherapists.

Watch the video below to understand more about Hydrotherapy:

The Unique Properties of Water in Hydrotherapy Pool

Water is an ideal environment for exercises and rehabilitation because of these four (4) properties:

1. Buoyancy

When you’re walking in water, 50% of your body is taken off because there is pressure from water pushing you up.

2. Dynamic Resistance

It’s the resistance of water when it presses up against you when you move, and can help strengthen our body and joints

3. Hydrostatic Pressure

It’s the pressure of water against your skin on your joint so it limits lactic acid build up and also limits inflammatory process of arthritis.

4. Temperature

A specialized hydro pool’s temperature is at 33 to 36 degrees Celsius and is kept warmer than your average swimming pool which helps the muscles to relax and is soothing for painful muscles and joints.

Benefits of Exercising in Hydrotherapy Pool

  • It helps to start rehab early and hence recover faster
  • Significantly reduce pain and swelling
  • Decreases joint stress
  • Increases strength and range-of-motion
  • Improves balance and gait
  • Eases spasms and tight muscles
  • improves your endurance
  • Induces a deep sense of relaxation
  • And most of all, it’s fun and stimulating medium for participation

What OHC Offers in Hydrotherapy Services in Dubai?

We regularly work in our pool on pre- and post- rehabilitation (i.e., conditioning of your joints before or after a THR/TKR (Total Hip Replacement/Total Knee Replacement) or any other bone or joint related procedures.

Pool-based rehabilitation for neurological conditions for adults and children are available as well. We offer a complete screening and assessment prior to coming to the pool. Providing the screening doesn’t flag up any contradictions, anyone is able to get into the water.

You do not have to be able to swim in Physiotherapy sessions in the pool.

Hence people of all ages can enjoy therapy, including children with special needs and senior citizens.

To know all the services that we offer under under Hydrotherapy, please click this link.

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