Underwater treadmill (UWT)

The combination of walking on a treadmill while surrounded in water. The warmth of water provides a medium that assists with pain relief and the reduction of muscle spasm. By semi- immersing a patient in a pool, buoyancy support can be regulated to the individual patients support needs facilitating mobility and creates a more optimum environment for normal movement patterns. Beneficial for increasing flexibility, strength, core stability and cardiovascular fitness

 

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