Why HydroTherapy?

By: LiquidGym Therapy and Training Centre Feb 16, 2013
  Question

Why do people get HydroTherapy?

This pressure can help control/decrease swelling in an injured area and can also help increase the range of motion of a joint.

HydroTherapy takes advantage of the physical properties of water such as buoyancy, hydrostatic pressure, and thermodynamics to name a few.

HydroTherapy allows movement in the water that might not be possible on land due the positive effects of buoyancy which counter balances the negative effects of gravity. Hydrostatic pressure is the force that is exerted on the body when it is emerged in water. This pressure can help control/decrease swelling in an injured area and can also help increase the range of motion of a joint.

"Water is an efficient conductor, transferring heat 25 times faster than air. This thermal conductive property, in combination with the high specific heat of water, makes the use of water in rehabilitation very versatile because water retains heat or cold while delivering it easily to the immersed body type." Quoted from: Comprehensive Aquatic Therapy, Bruce Becker, MD and Andrew Cole MD.

Located in Ottawa, LiquidGym Therapy and Training Centre is a one-of-a-kind HydroTherapy and HydroTraining facility. Currently, there is no other facility in North America offering similar services under one roof. LiquidGym is a medically integrated centre offering therapy and fitness programs in the pursuit of well-being.