Can aquatic-based exercise help injured workers get their health and mobility back?
While prevention is the best way to keep your workers safe and productivity up in the workplace, mishaps and accidents sometimes still happen despite adherence to occupational safety practices. When they do occur, the primary concerns become how to help your workers get their health and mobility back, and how to support them in rehabilitating their injury so they can return to work in the quickest possible time.
There are many ways to assist workers in rehabbing their injuries. These include therapeutic exercises, manual therapies such as Remedial Massage, and therapeutic modalities such as transcutaneous nerve stimulation and ultrasound, among many others. Therapeutic exercises are usually associated with land-based training in the gym, in an in-patient or out-patient clinic, or at home. But do you know that water-based training can offer a lot of benefits for injured workers seeking rehabilitation?
Training in a water environment can be especially beneficial for people with injuries and who are suffering from pain as well as having mobility limitations. Water offers the advantage of buoyancy which means that movements are less stressful to your joints and less straining to your body. Training in water also allows a greater range of motion. Aquatic training is lower in impact compared to land-based training which makes it suitable for workers with musculoskeletal issues.
Another type of water-based training is Hydrotherapy which also involves water as a primary modality of treatment but makes use of other complementary methods such as cold and hot packs, massage, ultrasound waves, or electrical stimulation.
Both aquatic-based training and hydrotherapy for workers’ rehabilitation are available at Healthstin Hurstville. Feel free to get in touch with our well-trained and accredited health professionals such as physiotherapists and exercise physiologists to fully explain how water-based exercise and therapy can benefit your workers’ rehabilitation. Our team of experts will first come up with a thorough assessment and use that to customise a treatment program to address your workers’ needs.
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