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Hydrotherapy

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     The hydrotherapy department at our Center is now an essential part of the healing intervention in patient rehabilitation. Hydrotherapy is conducted between two heated therapeutic pools, at a temperature of 33-37 degrees Celsius. The heat of the water allows the muscles to relax, while relieving the pain of the joints, making exercise easier. The trained staff of our center (trainers / physiotherapists), using special flotation equipment such as cervical lifejackets, flotation cylinders and buoyancy belts, helps patients to perform specific exercises (a type of physical therapy), improving proprioception and muscular strengthening.
An advanced electronic control system regulates chlorine and ozone levels throughout the whole process of hydrotherapy and ensures water quality.

     The advantages of hydrotherapy are:

  • Buoyancy creates a pleasant feeling of flotation and a lack of gravity. The reduction of body weight in water reduces the compressive forces exerted on the joints, in order to maintain musculoskeletal function without loading the joints and the spine.
  • The increase of peripheral and lymph circulation, thus contributing to the absorption of swellings and hematomas.
  • The increase in pulmonary ventilation.
  • The reduction of muscle spasm.
  • The improvement of the proprioception, balance and stability of the body.
  • The increase of the patient's self-confidence, the relaxation and improvement of his / her psychological state.

Hydrotherapy also helps in athletes' functional rehabilitation, through the multifaceted improvement of their physical condition and the simulation of athletic movement in the water, such as the imitation of a kick by a footballer, the blow of a tennis racket etc.

The Hydrotherapy is suitable for the following clues.

  • Paraplegia - Quadriplegia
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Athletic injuries
  • Strokes
  • Brain paralysis
  • Orthopedic and Rheumatic diseases
  • Post-surgical recovery. Following joint replacements (arthroplasty), in people with back or waist pain, especially those suffering from ankylosing spondylitis.
  • Cardiopulmonary Diseases