Aqua Running/Walking technique of water therapy is an
effective form of cardiovascular condition. It is used
for both the injured and patients requiring a low-impact
aerobic workout. The patient may run/walk in place or
actually through the water across the width of the
pool. The reduction of weight load on the joints makes
this an ideal method of rehabilitation or conditioning
the injured patient. This is especially helpful for
people with foot, ankle, and knee injures, or weight
loss. Special attention to over-heating will be given
when Aqua Running/Walking in warm water.
Aquatic Aerobics, Aqua Fit, and Waterobics are the
performance of aerobics in the water. It is a form of
manipulating resistance and buoyancy to create work and
rest, used in water training environment, rather than
manipulating gravity as used on land. The water allows
for a greater range of motion when stretching. The
water naturally provides resistance to movement of the
arms, legs and body.
The use of aquatic equipment, noodles, barbells, and
other equipment are incorporated to increase resistance
and strengthen and work your muscles. Aqua step and
balance beam is another way to get fit and assists with
balance while preserving your knees.