Hydrotherapy

Following our last blog, we suggested aqua-fitness as a good type of exercise to mix up a work-out routine. This blog will explore the different types of aqua-fitness available, how you can benefit from it, and a NEW service Sheddon Physiotherapy is now providing!

Hydro-Kinetics

Physiotherapist Developed Warm Water Exercise Therapy. Hydro-Kinetics is a comprehensive warm water exercise therapy program developed by a Registered Physiotherapist.

Classes are held in a warm salt water pool. Class sizes are small and participants are closely supervised by caring professionals to help everyone reach their individual goals.

Pool exercises are tailored to the patient’s needs based on a Physiotherapist’s initial assessment. Hydro-kinetics warm water exercise therapy programs can be used as an adjunct to other traditional therapies. Swimming ability is not necessary to participate. No referral required. Classes are covered by most private, motor vehicle accident, WSIB, and extended health insurance plans.

Unique Benefits of water exercise therapy:

  • Reducing stress on the body’s joints.
  • Smooth movements reduces the risk of re-injury
  • Improves muscle strength and tone
  • Increasing cardiovascular function
  • Increasing range of motion, flexibility & Endurance

Warm water workout for Arthritis and Fibromyalgia

Benefit from the effects of buoyancy and eliminate the compression forces on your joints. Classes will be lead in a group format using safe, fluid movements to improve range of motion and strength. Socialize in a spa-like environment. Water exercise is easier to perform and more beneficial than the same exercise on land, plus it’s gentler on your body.

Warm-water exercise can help people with Fibromyalgia:

  • Improve pain threshold
  • Reduce tender point count
  • Reduce pain
  • Boost cognitive function
  • Lessen anxiety and depression

Low-Impact

Reduce the effects of gravity and decrease swelling by immersing your body in warm water. Improve strength and range of motion through low impact exercise; perfect for joint degeneration, pre- and post-surgery, fractures, sprains and strains. Increasing muscle strength and tone around affected joints through low impact resistance training will create support and stability around the hip, knees, and back.

Hot Yo-qua:

Benefit from the combination of classic yoga technique and a warm water environment to improve physical and mental well being. Relax your mind, promote blood flow to vital organs and improve flexibility in this unique class.

Power Aquafitness:

Come make a splash and exercise to high energy music. Build muscle strength and endurance by working at a variety of tempos. Low and high impact options included.

Senior Fit:

This class is designed for the active older adult. Go with the class or go at your own pace. Maintain aerobic capacity and strength with safe movements. Perfect for all levels of fitness.

Aqua-Kickboxing:

Benefit from the effects of buoyancy and eliminate the compression forces on your joints. Classes will be lead in a group format using safe, fluid movements to improve range of motion and strength.

Sheddon is excited to offer this service to our clients! If you or a friend would like to learn more about hydrotherapy or would like to book an appointment, please contact us at (905) 849-4576.

By Dana Clark