Alpine Physical Therapy is pleased to announce a new form of pool therapy at our South location in the Peak Health and Wellness Center, aquatic biking. Aqua Creek Products, a local manufacturer of durable pool equipment, has generously donated a Water Rider pool bike to Alpine PT. The new Water Rider can provide many benefits (see below) for our patients that want to improve knee, hip and ankle mobility with minimized joint compressive forces and a maximized cardiovascular workout in the warm or cool pool.
Alpine PT graciously thanks Aqua Creek Products for this fantastic new piece of rehabilitation equipment that will help our patients get back on the road to improved function and strength.
Some of the benefits the pool bike provides include:
• Reduced Joint Impact: The buoyancy of water supports the body weight of the rider. This results in improved leg movements and reduced compressive forces on the back and legs.
• Challenging Resistance: The movement of the legs and long pedals in the pool creates moderate to easy resistance that assists in improved muscle strength and endurance. The faster the rider pedals, the more resistance and challenging effort is generated on the bike.
• Easy To Use: The bike can be customized to fit most people with seat height, seat length, and handle bars adjuster knobs. The bike can also be placed in shallower or deeper sections of the pool to optimize the challenge to the rider.
• Safety: Pool-based therapy provides a safe environment for people with back and leg injuries or arthritis.