Hydroworx have long been known for their professional aquatic therapy pools. They are widely used by sports teams for injury recovery and in hospitals for hydrotherapy. The company also have pools for home users which offer many of the same features as the professional models. These are the T-series and the L-series.
Only the L-series offers a swimming option. T-series pools provide exercise focussed on a built in underwater treadmill.
Hydroworx pools are deeper than standard swim spas allowing for a wider range of hydrotherapy and aquatic exercise.
Exercise centers around the underwater treadmill which is a built-in, standard feature.
7'6" wide by 14' long by 5'5" deep
Unlike the T-series, the L-series includes water jets. These can offer resistance while using the underwater treamill or can be used for gentle swimming in place.
Just What is the Benefit of using an Underwater Treadmill?
Underwater treadmills can be used for any kind of fitness training but in the hands of trained therapists they can really work wonders with many kinds of injury or joint related diseases.
As an example. a recent study of people recovering from total hip replacement found that using an underwater treadmill greatly improved recovery times.
One issue in hip replacement is that muscles around the hip can become traumatized during surgery, another is that they can weaken if someone has had a period of immobility. Walking during recovery can be a problem without the aid of a crutch and walking with a crutch is not great exercise. Walking in water is easier and provides better exercise.
The study concluded that hydrotherapy provided clear positive benefits and that exercise in water is a valuable addition to normal physiotherapy for total hip replacement. See the report below.
Whilst professional therapists are needed for a thorough hydrotherapy program, anyone with mobility problems can benefit from exercise in water.
L-series hydroworx home pool
Hydroworx monitoring breathing.
It is possible for some individuals to benefit from tax breaks if their doctor advises that certain equipment (like a swimming spa) can help them medically. A stumbling block can be a decision by the IRS that the swimming spa enhances the value of your home. It is worth taking advice from an accountant or tax advisor if you think you might qualify.