After closing the hydrotherapy pool at the QEII Health Sciences Centre’s Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre five years ago, patients, therapists, and community members have reason to celebrate as a new pool will open this summer.
Business and community leaders, scientists, health-care professionals and donors recently attended the Vancouver Club for the fourth annual ARThritis Soirée, a fundraising event held by Arthritis Research Canada (ARC).
Promoting hydrotherapy is good for everyone. The therapeutic benefits hot tub and swim spa owners enjoy are vast—from physical to emotional stress relief to alleviating aching muscles and pain caused by arthritis. The list of health benefits are…
Liquid Gym is a one-of-a-kind hydrotherapy and hydro-training facility in Ottawa, and is the brainchild of Karen Snyder and Irene Hammerich. After Snyder broke her leg five years ago, and experiencing the challenges of scheduling physiotherapy during her busy schedule, she decided to…
For some builders who have traditionally found the installation of swimming pools to be challenging in some backyards—whether due to space or the homeowner’s budget—swim spas have opened the door to just about anyone looking for a large conventional pool. Swim spas, in a sense, are mini-versions of swimming pools, which can be installed just about anywhere, and accommodate swimming in place against a swift current. Where retailers truly benefit is the fact they can also promote the advantage of relaxation—especially after a swim or workout—in one of the jetted hydrotherapy seats these spas also offer.
Water has been used in medicinal and/or therapeutic treatments for centuries. Sebastian Kneipp, a 19th century Bavarian monk, is sometimes said to be the father of many hydrotherapy methods. While he wrote several books, one of the most popular is My Water Cure. He believed that disease could be cured by using water to eliminate waste from the body.
People have enjoyed warm-water immersion long before written history. In fact, many of the earliest habitation areas were established around natural hot springs, which allowed residents to take advantage of the benefits they had to offer. However, despite these facts, it is surprising that still today many people make little use of the warm-water environment for health advancement and preservation.
A charity hockey game held during SIMA Group's annual fall buying convention has once again allowed a family coping with severe medical challenges to 'live a dream' and have fun for a week at the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, Fla.