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    Benefits of Water Exercise

    The warmth, buoyancy and gentle resistance of water offer important benefits for people who are recovering from an injury or illness, managing a chronic disease such as arthritis, or who simply need to ease back into exercise.

    In warm water, people with limited mobility can perform exercises that they are unable to accomplish on land to build strength and increase flexibility.

    Warm water is soothing to painful joints or muscles and relaxes tight or spastic muscles, allowing a more effective program than might be possible on land. Water reduces the effects of gravity, which allows greater mobility and muscle resistance with less pain.

    What is aquatic exercise?

    Aquatic exercise is a planned program provided in a warm pool, which may benefit people who have:

    • Arthritis
    • Back pain
    • Cerebral palsy
    • Head injuries
    • Movement disorder
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Orthopedic injuries
    • Spinal cord injuries
    • Sports injuries
    • Stroke

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