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Aquatic exercises can provide you with a great workout and tone the upper body with plenty of pool exercises. It can be a new way to include physical activity in your life. At AquaFit Physical Therapy, we have a spacious heated pool that provides maximum therapeutic benefit. We offer aquatic therapy instructed by our physical therapist’s at AquaFit physical therapy in millersville md. 

Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

 Due to water resistance, workouts on land can become more beneficial during aquatic therapy with our physical therapist. The water also allows for extra support for your muscles and joints and it can help with strength training. This will enable you to work out harder with less impact on your body. Aquatic pool exercises for arms also provides the following benefits:

  • Improved muscular endurance
  • Increased strength and flexibility
  • Improved range of motion
  • Improved heart health
  • Reduced stress

 Who Benefits From Aquatic Therapy?

 Anyone can do aquatic therapy pool exercises for arms. However, it is most beneficial to people with physical conditions as this can add resistance to your workouts. Some of these conditions include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Balance issues
  • Joint injuries

 Upper Body Aquatic Exercises

 The upper body consists of the muscles of the upper back, shoulders, chest, arms, and legs. These can be performed with our team at physical therapy in millersville md, to improve the upper body. Some of these water aerobics health benefits include:

  • Water arm lifts– Keep your elbows close to your torso while lifting your forearms to the height of the water, then lower them back down. This exercise is more beneficial while using foam dumbbells.
  • Lateral arm lifts– Raise your arms to the water level and your shoulders, then lower your arms back down to your sides. This exercise is also great with foam dumbbells.
  • Tricep dips– Place your palms flat on the pool’s edge and press yourself up as high as you can by straightening your arms.
  • Jumping jacks– Jump and move your legs outward and bring your arms over your head. Jump again to return with your feet together and your arms at your side.

Visit Physical Therapy in Millersville MD

Aquatic therapy pool workouts for arms at AquaFit Physical Therapy can be beneficial to the upper and all parts of the body. If you are interested in physical therapy in millersville md, helping you, schedule an appointment with us today!