Aqua therapy: an important tool and physical therapy

The human body is 70% water. Most of the functions of our body are dependent on water and almost all the biochemical reactions in our body occur in the presence of an aquatic environment but have you ever wondered how this water can help us to relieve our musculoskeletal injuries. Yes, a treatment called aqua therapy can help you to cope with your musculoskeletal injuries and also with neural damage. In this mode of treatment, an expert physical therapist will help you to achieve desired goals and the whole procedure will be performed in a water pool

Conditions treated by aqua therapy

There are a lot of diseases of the musculoskeletal system and neuron system that can be controlled by aqua therapy treatments some of the conditions which can be treated are

  • Back pain and specifically lower back pain
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Balance disorders
  • Neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, and stroke
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Post-surgical treatments
  • Spain and strains
  • Strock
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Joint injuries

This is an uncountable list of diseases whose symptoms can be depressed and can be treated by aqua therapy.

Benefits of aqua therapy

It is said that water is the remedy for most of our diseases such as tears which reduce depression salt water which is beneficial for skin etc similarly there are uncountable benefits of aqua therapy such as

  • Relieve muscle pain muscle spasms and relax muscle 
  • It helps in relaxing our  mind and body
  • To maintain or increase the degree of mobilization
  • Strengthening weak muscles
  • To encourage walking and other functional activities 
  •  Many skin diseases can be treated because of the normalization of blood flow
  • Warm water cause vasodilation which improves the blood flow in our body and helps to evenly divide nutrients in all part of the body
  • The hydrostatic effect of water may relieve the symptoms of peripheral edema and it dampens our sympathetic nervous system as well.
  • Respiratory muscles work hard in the water and many respiratory issues are being resolved
  • It provides stability to the patient so the patient can perform exercises without fear of falling

Contradictions of aqua therapy

Aqua therapy is a beneficial treatment but there are some contradictions of aqua therapy and everyone can’t get this treatment. The physical therapist will observe your body and ask you several questions to sort out whether you are eligible for aqua therapy or not. Some of the contradictions of aqua therapy are

  • High fever
  • Open wounds
  • Uncontrolled seizures
  • Influenza virus
  • Allergy from chlorine
  • Cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary disorders
  • Diabetic patients
  • Hydrophobic patients
  • And patients with urinary tract infections


Aqua therapy is a beneficial process and can help you to treat several diseases as well as to relax your mind and body but always perform it under the supervision of an expert physical therapist and talk about your symptoms and medical history before getting an aqua therapy session.