Water Rehabilitation, also known as Aquatic Therapy, can considerably shorten a patients’ rehabilitation time. This therapy is common in sports to get an injured player back in the game sooner. This therapy is relatively pain-free making therapy more comfortable for the patient.
Conditions Benefiting from Water Rehabilitation
- Knee injury
- Knee replacement
- Shoulder injury
- Achilles tendon ruptures
- ACL repair
- Hip replacement
- Back injury
- Bone factures
- Other injuries
Bowswim for Aquatic Rehabilitation
BOWSWIM® is used by healthcare and physical therapy professionals to improve range of motion, strength and balance. The horizontal support, unique to BOWSWIM® allows full body therapy without fear of injury often experienced in land based therapy programs.
Valerie Davis, Lead Aquatic Specialist at The Bond Wellness Center at Monadnock Community Hospital, in Peterborough, New Hampshire recommends BOWSWIM® training and rehabilitation. Valerie’s patient Jan reports “I didn’t know how to swim. I was 59 years old and I wanted to increase my lung capacity and knee strength in preparation for my knee surgery. I couldn’t walk or do any floor exercises due to my knee pain. I felt safe learning how to swim on the Bowswim because I knew something was holding me up and I wouldn’t sink to the bottom of the pool. ” Read more of Jan’s Testimonial
Joshua an MD in Binghamton says “Swimming works the whole body, building muscle, burning fat, exercising the heart I recommend swimming for patients with old arthritic knees and backs and such. Bowswim makes real swimming immediately possible and enjoyable.” Read more
Dr. Charlton “Chuck” A. Woosley, D.C.
Team Chiropractor for the Tennessee Titans on the BowSwim® Resistance Swimming System…
“ Recently I came across a remarkable device that has become a part of my home prescribed rehabilitation program. Swimming has always been highly rated as one of the most beneficial therapies for rehab. I have been practicing chiropractic medicine for 35 years, you might say I am a veteran of this business. I am always looking to improve and build on new methods to benefit my patients. When I strapped on the bowswim and gave it a whirl I immediately felt it’s benefit for low back pain sufferers.
I have expensive equipment in my office that doesn’t accomplish what the bowswim can do for the lower back. Strapped in correctly, the bowswim offers axial rotatory decompression. What I mean by that is as you swim away from the anchored pole you elongate and slightly rotate your spine back and forth while gently reducing the pressure within the spinal discs. As the vertebrae are separated, pressure is reduced within the disc (intradiscal pressure) until a vacuum is formed. The vacuum “sucks” the gelatinous center of the disc back inside, thereby reducing the disc bulge or herniation.
The benefit doesn’t stop there. While elongating the spine you are building and facilitating your core muscles. Strengthening of the core muscles combined with decompression induces motor learning in the brain, activating the smaller stabilizing and core muscles, which are weak in almost every low back pain patient. ”