At Heavenly Walk-In Tubs, one of our primary services is providing hydrotherapy solutions to all of our clients. Whether you’re injured and looking to recover or a senior simply looking for more comfort in basic movements, our walk-in bathtubs are perfect for providing you low-impact treatment.
One of the groups that can benefit most from our portable tubs are arthritis sufferers. Arthritis damages the joints and can make even basic movements very painful, but hydrotherapy is one of the best ways to help soothe and rebuild the joints. Let’s look at how hydrotherapy can benefit you if you’re suffering from painful arthritis symptoms.
Muscles provide a support structure for joints all over the body, and the two are closely related. If the muscles lack the proper strength to function correctly, they’ll transfer more stress to the joints, which can cause you severe pain.
Hydrotherapy helps both areas. It soothes the muscles and allows them to relax – temporarily at first, but then for longer and longer stretches as you continue. You can tailor individual exercises or movements to your personal needs to start gradually building strength and flexibility. Best of all, you can do it all in a weightless environment that places very little extra stress on joints, muscles or even bones.
Water helps support your weight, which is a vital consideration for managing pain symptoms. This allows the joints to exercise and rebuild themselves in the lowest-stress environment possible – many exercises outside a pool can make progress in one area while taking steps back in another due to various pressures on the joints. The ability to cut out these backward steps without losing your progress can be huge for range of movement concerns over time.
For muscle strengthening, the resistance offered by water is perfect. Various jet strengths and adjustments can be made depending on your condition, plus again, this resistance isn’t accompanied by a bunch of unwanted additional pressures on the joints.
Want to learn more about the benefits of hydrotherapy, or about any of our portable bathtub solutions? Speak to the experts at Heavenly Walk-In Tubs today.