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The acute injury information gives you ideas for aquatic exercise for
- joint sprains (ankle, knee, hip) that are stable (I.e. not needing to be in a boot or brace and your physio has recommended light aquatic exercise)
- muscle strains (grade 1 and 2; not grade 3 or totally ruptures)
- haematomas from sport (commonly called corkies)
The water is great to get moving. Hydrostatic pressure of the water offers compression to help swelling. Buoyancy off-loads your body weight allowing gentle low-load movement.
The main concepts we will cover includes
- respecting the healing times for tissues – this helps guides how much and what to do
- start slowly and add more exercise in as you see improvements
- use ice and compression after being in the pool if swelling is a significant issue
This program of aquatic exercise has been used in elite sport and also been researched and published in an international journal but everyone is different so please speak to your physio if you have any specific questions (or you can email us at email@example.com)