Neurological Disorders for Treatment with Aquatic Therapy
- Traumatic brain Injuries
- Cerebral Palsy
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Post-Polio Syndrome
Safe and Easy Entry
Due to the nature of many neurological conditions, getting in and out of a standard health club pool can be complicated. The height-adjustable floor of the Transitions Aquatic Therapy pool solves this problem by bringing the pool floor directly to the patient. Once in the pool, the trained aquatic specialist is able to work side-by-side with the patient for demonstration, instruction, and support.
Buoyancy Provides Safety
The properties of water reduce the gravitational pull on posture, permitting more upright positioning during therapy and assisting limb movement. Water gives you support and eases the stress of exercise on weak and stiff muscles. The natural resistance of water promotes strengthening of your whole body and increases your ability to sit and stand upright.
The therapeutic warm water of the pool provides sensory stimulation to the entire body helping to create kinesthetic awareness. This can help with pain management for those with neuro disorders such as stroke and muscular dystrophy. By localizing the areas of pain, warm water and a spa jet massage can help reduce overall discomfort.
Assistance of Underwater Cameras
One of the difficulties in re-learning how to walk is the inability to see what your legs are doing while you are moving them. The variable speed underwater treadmill facilitates gait training at any water level, and the underwater cameras make it easy to watch and adjust movements in real time which speeds the learning process. Physical therapists can use unique gait training methods via this technology.
Protecting Surgical Incisions
A participant's healing incision can be protected by using a waterproof cast cover or transparent dressing to cover and protect the site. The prescribing physician will determine the appropriate technique for protecting the incision.