Water is a unique element that allows one to increase range of motion, reduce stiffness and pain, and enhance posture and motor control. The element of water can reduce the fear of falling which leads to more confidence in one's physical abilities. The assistance of the buoyancy of the water allows for bigger movements.
Members can practice walking with a more normal or exaggerated gait and carry out progressively larger ranges of motion. At the same time, forces of resistance and turbulence challenge balance and coordination. The soothing, warm temperature relaxes muscles and helps lessen rigidity and pain. Participants can stand up tall and move more freely