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 patient’s support needs, facilitating mobility and creates a more optimum environment for normal movement patterns. Beneficial for increasing flexibility, strength, core stability and cardiovascular fitness.