FAQs about Aquatic Therapy for Auto Accident Rehabilitation
Following a minor auto accident, victims often suffer musculoskeletal injuries ranging from whiplash and back/head injuries to broken bones and general trauma. In addition to chiropractic techniques and physiotherapy provided at our Philadelphia PA clinic, at Oxford Rehabilitation we offer aqua therapy can facilitate recovery from auto injuries all while minimizing pain and stiffness without the need for medications or surgery.
The resistance and viscosity properties provided by water makes you move slower while immersed, allowing the brain more time to interpret signals from the muscles. This re-education of your muscles happens during your auto accident rehabilitation program with aqua therapy as you focus more intently on taking muscles carefully through a full range of predetermined motion. Muscle re-education promotes the development of normal muscle movements that may have suffered disruption due to an auto accident injury. Your nervous system also supports muscle re-education by “mapping” motions and helping your brain remember them.
Aqua therapy at our Philadelphia PA rehab center replenishes your body with improved blood circulation that facilitates transportation of nutrients and oxygen to cells, muscles, and organs. In addition, the ability of cells to eliminate carbon dioxide and other toxins from body tissues is further supported by the cardiorespiratory benefits of rehabilitative aqua therapy.
Enjoying regular aqua therapy sessions not only builds muscle strength and joint flexibility but may also help reduce your risk of suffering bone diseases such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and degenerative bone disorder. Rhythmic, low-impact aqua therapy exercise is an amazingly effective method for keeping ligaments and fluids involved in joint movement stimulated, healthy and pain-free.
If you have been involved in an auto accident and would like to learn more about the advantages of incorporating aqua therapy into your auto accident rehabilitation program, please call Oxford Rehabilitation Center today at 215-725-2000 to schedule a consultation appointment.