Healthy Living

Activities that Benefit Muscular Dystrophy Patients

Aqua therapy

Aqua therapy is really an engaging activity, something that people of all ages enjoy lots. They are not boring like many procedures of physiotherapy. This has added benefit of mood elevation, it releases hormones, that have a positive effect on all aspects of health. Aqua therapy is also good for respiratory musculature.

When going for swimming or aqua therapy, it would be a good idea to choose a place that has instructors trained to work with people living with MD, but if such option is not available, a swimming pool can be used along with a caregiver. It is important to make sure that the water in the pool is warm, a person suffering from MD is active in a pool, so that to keep the body warm. Further, caution should be taken when coming out of the pool so that a child or a person does not catch a cold. For young ones, it is better to use a pool for children as they are safer and the water is warmer.