Swimming

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Swimming is a very beneficial and accessible form of exercise for people with a range of conditions. Many local pools have adapted facilities that provide access to this activity, including moveable hoists, disabled friendly steps, and designated changing rooms.

If you have a disability or health condition, swimming can give you a greater sense of freedom, which you might not be able to experience otherwise. The benefits of being in the water are many, including giving you a type of weightlessness that relieves pressure on your joints and muscles, and enables you to float, stretch and move in ways you cannot usually do. Overall, it can be an excellent way to build up core strength, stamina and fitness.

People with chronic diseases such as arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis can also benefit from swimming as it enables them to use affected joints without impacting on them or making the symptoms or pain worse. The water makes people more buoyant and supports their weight, joints and muscles so they can move more freely.

Swimming is also known to improve mental health as it can give people a positive feeling, decreases stress, helps with depression, and improves mood.

Our team of physios and physio assistants can work with you to create a personal swimming programme that meets your needs and enhances your rehab.

Improves core stability, stamina and mental health.

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0161 681 6887
office@physio-matters.org

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0161 681 6887
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