Need spa maintenance products and accessories for your spa pool? Shop at our online store Spa Pools Online. Details »

Will a swim spa help with aching joints?

Fast-paced living and advances in medical care means we need to start thinking about our long-term health. Aqua therapy offers a host of benefits at every age and can specifically help with a range of wear and tear as well as age-related conditions.

Aquatic therapy isn’t a new thing. Bathing spas and healing waters have long been believed to offer therapeutic benefits since pre-Roman times. Nowadays there’s a plethora of research to show just how beneficial hydrotherapy can be for injury rehabilitation through to helping manage chronic medical conditions.

For most people, warm water is invitation enough and our Endless Pools® Fitness Systems can be heated to 40 degrees Celsius. With inbuilt jets and our swim current, you get all the benefits of professional hydrotherapy relief, in privacy, as often as you need, and in your own home.

People who experience muscle spasms, back pain, arthritis and fibromyalgia often find aquatic therapy especially therapeutic but research shows that hydrotherapy can help healing after orthopaedic surgery, injury, sports strain and more.

What conditions does aqua therapy help?

Our customers who are focused on the therapeutic aspects of Endless Pools Fitness Systems tell us that our hydrotherapy helps with a wide range of issues including:

  • Lower back pain
  • Knee injuries
  • Joint replacements
  • Upper-extremity injuries
  • Neurological conditions (disease and trauma)
  • Post-surgical recovery
  • Arthritis
  • And more…

Some specific studies have been conducted with great results and are outlined below.

Arthritis Relief

Numerous studies have been conducted to understand how aquatic therapy can benefit sufferers of many forms of arthritis. Utah State University showed that a 6-week, aquatic treadmill exercise programme reduced joint pain and improved balance, function and mobility in patients with Osteoarthritis.

Surgery Recovery

LaTrobe University conducted a meta-analysis (a combined study of all relevant research) and showed that aquatic physical therapy improves function is easily as effective as land-based therapy in terms of pain, oedema, strength and range of motion without increasing wound-related adverse risks.

Another study showed that hydrotherapy helped post knee anterior cruciate ligament surgery including with better scores on balance and fewer episodes of re-injury.

Watch former Olympian Gideon Ariel’s journey to recovery from kidney failure here:

And peace of mind? The research on mindfulness the benefits of meditation is overwhelming. Swimming is one of the few activities that combines the endorphin high of running with the centering power of meditation. It is literally the best of both worlds, while reducing joint stress and providing all the health benefits of regular exercise (better sleep, increased alertness and yes, peace of mind).

So, we ask you… If there was one thing that could give you a lifetime of wellness – is there a thing better than Endless Pools Fitness Systems? Your space. Your pace. Wellness inducing happiness for now and long into the future.

Stylish, cost-effective and practical – you’ll find endless reasons to enjoy your fitness system over your lifetime.

Contact your local Endless Pools Fitness Systems Dealer today for a test swim.

Other Fitness & Wellness Articles

What are the benefits of underwater exercise?

Read article

Can you train for competitive sports in an Endless Fitness swim spa?

Read article

What’s your one thing that'll give you a lifetime of wellness?

Read article