Aquatherapy (Hydrotherapy) is any activity performed in water to assist in rehabilitation and recovery from eg.hard training or serious injury. It is a form of exercise in warm water and is a popular treatment for patients with neurologic and musculoskeletal conditions. The goals of this therapy are muscle relaxation, improving joint motion and reducing pain. This therapy is been used for thousands of years.
Physiotherapists are often involved in hydrotherapy in a rehabilitation setting. Client satisfaction and adherence to this form of exercise are often high. The therapeutic effects are often enhanced by the social setting of the sessions. Hygiene and infection control needs to be closely monitored. “Hydrotherapy” gets from the Greek word hydor, which means water, and from therapeia, intending to recuperate, individually. Hydrotherapy can be managed in numerous structures, including pools, tanks, showers, and packs.