The benefits of pool-based exercise
Article by Graceville Physio Joni Levine
As the weather warms up, people will naturally gravitate towards swimming pools to cool down. Swimming pools can also provide a great exercise option for people of all ages and abilities, regardless of any potential injuries or painful areas. Whilst swimming laps of the pool is a great low-impact cardiovascular workout, there are other aquatic-based exercises that help with strength, mobility, balance and endurance.
Our physiotherapists are trained in tailoring pool-based exercise programs for individual patients. Typical patients who benefit from this are post-lower back or leg surgery patients, elderly patients prone to falls, athletes looking for a low-impact cross-training option and kids with reduced muscle tone. We will normally recommend you do some “land-based” exercises as well to complement the pool-based exercises. If you are interested in getting a pool-based exercise program, contact us today!
Some examples of pool-based exercises are:
·Walking laps in the shallow end
·Single leg balance
·Push ups against the wall
·Deep water running
·Floating on your back
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