idrokinesiterapia_1Hydrokinesitherapy takes advantage of the therapeutic goals of water’s physical properties. If we consider that, in water, the weight of the body is lighter by 85-90%, we can easily understand how it is possible to perform rehabilitation exercises with less physical effort and less fatigue and to obtain better rehabilitation results in shorter time. Don’t confuse hydrokinesitherapy with water gymnastics; in this case, the person takes advantage of the water mass during the exercises to use the muscles’ full potential; on the contrary, with hydrokinesitherapy, water makes the rehabilitation movements easier and smoother.


idrokinesiterapia_2Thermal hydrokinesitherapy uses mineral water with particular characteristics identifiable in terms of chemical composition and of temperature, making the practice of hydrokinesitherapy even more efficient because the chemical composition and temperature make the physical exercises softer and more gradual while accelerating the recovery.

Water from the Terme Euganee has a chemical composition of sodium, bromine and iodine. It naturally flows at about 90° C while underground for about 100 km at depths of 3,000 meter, sometimes reaching temperatures of 200° C; then, while it is going up to the soil, it cools down up to 87° C. During its course, water becomes enriched with mineral salts essential for the production of the particular micro-flora that characterizes the mud of Abano and Montegrotto spas.


idrokinesiterapia_3Thermal hydrokinesitherapy is recommended to people with a reduced tonus and muscular trophism, which causes a diminution of the muscle and, as a consequence, of its strength. This may occur after a trauma, a surgical intervention or after long periods in bed. Thermal hydrokinesitherapy gives strength back to those subjects. It is also indicated for those who suffer from arthritis, neurological disturbances (such as neuropathic pain, for example). In short, hydrokinesitherapy can be applied in all cases where the subject has difficulties moving on the ground.

Also, the swimming-pool combines fun and relaxation to its therapeutic effects and adds the benefits of warm thermal water to those of physical exercise, improving articular mobility while helping one to walk thanks to the reduction of pain and spastic contraction of the muscle.

This is one of the cases, although they are numberless in the thermal water world, where natural therapy is efficient and allows the quick recovery and maintenance of the limbs’ functionality, as well as a reduced recovery time of the joints, which have been immobilized for long time.

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