Underwater treadmills are used in water-based rehabilitation because they provide a low-impact, yet effective way for patients to exercise. The buoyancy of the water reduces stress on the joints, which makes it an ideal option for patients with injuries or mobility issues. Additionally, the resistance of the water can provide a challenging workout for patients, which can help to improve strength and endurance.
Underwater treadmills work by using a conveyor belt that is submerged in a pool, allowing the patient to walk or run while the water provides resistance. Resistance can be further increased by the placement of a strong counter current opposite to the treadmill. The speed and resistance can be adjusted to provide a customized workout for each patient. The water’s resistance also helps to increase muscle tone and cardiovascular fitness.
Underwater treadmills can be used for a wide range of conditions such as post-operative, orthopedic and neurologic conditions, as well as for sports training and fitness. They can also be used as a gait training tool for patients with neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury and brain injury. They can also be used to help build endurance, strength, and balance in athletes.
The underwater treadmill, we believe, is the next step in active rehabilitation. Because of the water’s buoyancy, resistance, and hydrostatic pressure, the patient can begin underwater walking exercises almost immediately.
Our EWAC movable floors can accommodate an integrated underwater treadmill while meeting the highest standards for usability, adjustability, and operational stability. When mobility is critical or you do not have access to one of our floors, we provide a drop-in treadmill. For pools that do not have a movable floor, our drop-in lifting system allows you to change depth while running to provide the best exercise environment.
Knowledge about underwater treadmill
Exercising on an underwater treadmill provides an excellent combination of weight bearing reduction and walking exercises to mobilize otherwise stiff or injured joints.
Aquatic treadmills are the pinnacle of underwater exercise equipment and can be used to treat obesity with minimal impact. Its strict walking rhythm has added value in neurology.
We have the most extensive collection of hydrotherapy publications.
For over 25 years, EWAC Medical has designed and built movable swimming pool floors and has completed over 1.000 projects worldwide. We are constantly striving for improvement and innovation. Despite the fact that aquatic treadmills are a relatively new development, experience with these products is rapidly growing. Because underwater treadmills can be integrated into any of the current EWAC Medical products, our offering is extremely competitive.
That is why EWAC Medical is world market leader in hydrotherapy.