The swimming pool in the backyard has been neglected ever since the kids grew up and moved out. Now, however, someone in the family or a close friend has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The pool owners want this person to feel free to use the pool whenever he or she wants since swimming and water exercises are so beneficial for multiple sclerosis patients. First, they'll want to hire Pool Cleaning and Repair Services to get the equipment and the water back into excellent condition.
Range of Motion
Stretching is beneficial for people with this condition because it decreases spasticity, which involves muscle tightness and stiffness. A swimming pool offers the chance for better flexibility because of the water's buoyancy. Buoyancy reduces the effect of gravity on joints and muscles. Once pool cleaning has been completed by a company such as BENchmark Pool Services, and equipment repair and maintenance has been done, the patient is ready to begin.
Impact activities such as jogging, and even walking, sometimes can cause joint and muscle pain in the legs and hips. That is much less likely to occur with swimming since the swimmer's feet aren't hitting the ground and causing reverberating shock waves up through the legs.
Exercise tends to heat people up. This is problematic for individuals with MS since heat often worsens their symptoms. But, exercising in a swimming pool generally avoids that issue because water has cooling effects.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society recommends exercising in water that is cooler than 85 degrees Fahrenheit. The water should not be too cool, however, as that can worsen spasticity. If the pool heater needs attention, the owners may visit https://benchmarkpoolservices.com to learn about a repair contractor.
Support and Resistance
Water provides pressure and support. This is helpful when limbs feel weak and there are worries about falling while getting any exercise. Resistance from the water also provides more of a workout and helps improve muscle strength. In addition, resistance helps with balance and coordination while standing and walking in the water. Some patients find they are able to do things in the pool they cannot do on land, such as standing on one leg.
People can feel safer taking a walk in water than they do on land. Regular cleaning of the water by pool service technicians also makes sure chemicals are in balance and the water is sanitized and safe for everyone.