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Sports injuries can be severe and form is easily lost. Rehabilitation timing used to be dependent on the injury healing to a stage where it was ‘ready’ to commence exercise.

Strengthening and conditioning of the body for overall performance can be greatly enhanced by training in a HYDRO PHYSIO aquatic therapy treadmill. Aquatic training provides both low impacting and challenging workout.

Water Resistance for Core Muscle Strength

Water resistance and surface tension promote high intensity exercise. Treadmill incline features and additional resistance jets provide the option to further challenge the user. The treadmills programmes can push training sessions further, with less risk of injury.

Hydro therapy is a speedier intervention and can help with decreasing recovery time, resulting in less time sat on the side line.

Why Hydro Therapy Is Better Than Land Based Exercise:

  • Faster Recovery
  • Increased Range of Movement
  • Therapy Can Begin Before Traditional Rehab
  • Limiting Loss of Form
  • Less Demoralising Inactivity


As we age the body loses muscle mass and strength. Keeping the core strong and posture aligned can greatly reduce the effects of an aging body.

Land based exercise can be challenging if a person has a pre-existing condition such as arthritis. Hydrotherapy in temperature controlled water is the perfect way to cushion joints, making exercising more comfortable.

Studies show that exercising in water can promote the following:

  • Increased range of movement and flexibility
  • Lower blood pressure
  • An improved respiratory system
  • Reduction in stress levels
  • A greater feeling of wellbeing and confidence
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The weight of a nation puts pressure on healthcare establishments throughout the world. The links between weight and health have long since been established. The fact is, globally we are getting fatter.

As weight increases, patients find exercise harder. The strain of land based exercise on joints, ligaments and organs can cause additional health issues and problems.

A HYDRO PHYSIO treadmill system offers a solution to these problems with a calorific burn almost three times higher than the same land based exercise. The HYDRO PHYSIO treadmill is ideal for shedding the pounds in less time than land based equivalents. Healthcare, weight loss and wellness are interconnected. Overweight or obese people are more prone to long term illnesses. Aquatic therapy offers a method of exercise which benefits include increased calorific burn, metabolic rate, cardiovascular stamina and can provide a better pain management alternative to land based equivalents.

The childhood obesity crisis continues to be problematic for the medical profession. Potential health related consequences of childhood obesity range from type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular (CVD) risks, musculoskeletal problems to mental health disorders. Aquatic therapy has an important role to play in the weight loss of obese children. Many obese children find land based exercise difficult, buoyancy aids ease of mobility and the resistance in the water gives a more rigorous workout in a shorter amount of time.

 Why Hydro Therapy Is Better Than Land Based Exercise:

  • High Calorific Burn
  • Increased Metabolic Rate
  • Better Cardiovascular Stamina
  • Aquatic Exercise Causes Less Pain
  • Faster Outcomes


Let Water Take the Weight

Hydrotherapy has helped many women with SPD symptoms during pregnancy. Gentle walking with the resistance of water in the treadmill works by loosening the body, yet strengthening the core. This stronger core is essential for improving pain and preventing the condition from worsening.

Hydrotherapy and Postpartum Rectus Abdominis Muscles

In some cases the separation of the muscles remains significant, a condition called diastasis recti. This can lead to back pain, a weakened core and a very hard to shift postpartum tummy. It is important not to put additional pressure on these weakened muscles, for example planks or stomach crunches will be counterproductive. Aquatic therapy is a gentle way of strengthening the body’s core and helps to realign the muscles.

Hydrotherapy can be effective in tightening up the post pregnancy figure and weight loss.

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Accelerate Healing

Traditional rehabilitation after injury can be slow. Form is lost while waiting to recover sufficiently in order to train again. With a hydrotherapy rehabilitation programme the body can begin to heal faster with less impacting strain on joints and ligaments. Pain management is effectively dealt with as warm water and buoyancy provides an ideal environment to work affected areas.

A faster, more successful rehabilitation is key to cost saving within healthcare industries. Aquatic therapy offers a proven way to begin physiotherapy faster with less pain and improved patient outcomes.

This type of therapy helps injuries such as:

  • Achilles tendon conditions
  • Sprains
  • Fractured bones
  • ACL tears and repairs

The natural properties of water help speed up recovery, minimising the loss of range of movement, whilst increasing circulation and decreasing inflammation (oedema).

Why Hydro Therapy Is Better Than Land Based Exercise:

  • Faster Recovery
  • Increased Range of Movement
  • Pain Management for Chronic Conditions
  • Does Not Depend Ability or Mobility Levels
  • Faster Patient Outcomes