Increase Muscle Mobility by Water Treadmills

Myalgia or muscle pain is very common not only in elders but also in young ones. It can be caused due to different reasons which include stress, tension, increased physical activity, and injury in muscles.

There are many different treatments for curing muscle pain depending upon the severity of the pain. If the pain is not severe it is treated by resting the area of the body experiencing pain or by applying ice packs or taking a warm shower. But if the pain is chronic then hydrotherapy is the best treatment of all. 

The biggest benefit of hydrotherapy is that the warm water used in it helps greatly in soothing aching muscles. Moving water stimulates the touch receptors of the skin and as a result soreness of muscles is reduced and blood circulation is increased. As in water, the gravitational effects are lowered and the body feels weightless, the pressure on joints and muscles is reduced. 

This reduces the pain in our bodies. In addition to pain relief, hydrotherapy also helps to strengthen our muscles and body balance is maintained. The equipment used in hydrotherapy is hot tubs, pools, whirlpools, weights, water treadmills, dumbbells, treadmills, resistance gloves, etc. This equipment is used by experts to create a safe aquatic environment for exercise. Warm water is mostly used as it is helpful for increasing muscle mobility.

The best way to increase muscle mobility by hydrotherapy is to use water treadmills. When exercising in water, the pressure on our bodies is very low. This is beneficial for our body as it helps to reduce pain in our joints, muscles, and other parts of the body. Hydrotherapy not only maintains our health but also helps to reduce stress and anxiety.

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Hydrotherapy (Underwater Treadmill) Gait Training

Treatment on the underwater treadmill is a successful therapeutic application to treat disorders of the musculoskeletal system caused by illness, injury, or obesity. It helps to mobilize gently and effectively and to relieve pain.

Training on the water treadmill is based on the principle that a body experiences buoyancy in water.

The weight acting on the musculoskeletal system can be reduced in this way. At the same time, the water offers a certain resistance to the moving body. This way, the joints and skeleton of the sick dog are not overstrained. At the same time, the muscles are built up gently and effectively by moving against the water resistance. The body perception is improved, the cardiovascular system and metabolism are stimulated, and helps the body to gain more strength and joy of movement. 

Muscle building plays an important role in physiotherapy, because a healthy muscular system gives the animal and, above all, every joint the right support and protection. That’s why it’s important to think about not only giving the animal a loving home when it’s a puppy but also a balanced and healthy diet and enough exercise. 

But especially in the case of the four-legged friends with orthopedic deficits and illnesses, a healthy muscle build-up must be ensured. When the animal has movement problems (e.g. pain), it adopts a relieving posture, which causes the affected limb to lose muscle and the healthy limbs to be overloaded as a result. This overload leads to what is known as hard muscle tension, ie hardening of the muscles in the affected region.

Targeted muscle training builds up even and healthy muscles again. This is possible with the help of some devices. Training in a training course not only leads to the development of muscles but is also important for the coordination and perception of one’s body feeling (proprioceptive training). Especially after a long relieving posture, gait training should restore and stabilize a physiological movement sequence and the movement load.