Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
In December 2015/January 2016, Kiltipper Woods Physio and Hydrotherapy teamed up with Arthritis Ireland to provide an exercise class in our hydrotherapy pool once a week for six weeks. The slow, controlled nature of the exercise and the warmth of the pool were very beneficial to the participants.
Exercise in a hydrotherapy pool is a good choice for people who have arthritis because the buoyancy of the water helps protect joints from weight-bearing impacts.
This in turn allows greater range of movement as the warmth of the water relaxes the muscles and eases pain in the joints. The low impact nature of Hydrotherapy makes it an ideal way to exercise and improve body function without causing pain or damage.
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