Yasmin experiences weakness and fatigue in her arms and legs due to a rare autoimmune disorder. To build muscle strength and endurance, she undergoes hydrotherapy sessions with her Exercise Physiologist Sophie!
Yasmin is able to move around the community using a wheelchair with assistance from support workers and furniture walks around her house. But in the water she is able to walk for long durations independently and complete step-ups without assistance.
These are great stepping stones towards Yasmin’s overall goal of being more independent in all areas of her life!
Hydrotherapy can be beneficial for those looking to strengthen muscles or improve overall fitness and balance, as the combined effect of buoyancy and water resistance helps the body perform movements which might otherwise be difficult or too painful to do on land.
If you would like to know more about hydrotherapy, or would like to go ahead and book an appointment with Sophie or another Exercise Physiologist from Better Rehab, please call our friendly Admin team on 1300 0 REHAB (1300 073 422).