Increased Mobility


Medical Spas™ were developed to be more than just a luxury item like most hot tubs. Although some features hold true to luxury, like perimeter lighting and a waterfall, we still focused on created a product that can help people overcome the numerous symptoms from pain like the lack of mobility.

Approximately 43 million people in the United States suffer from some form of arthritis pain.* According to the National Center for Health Statistics, approximately 76.2 million, one in every four Americans, have suffered from pain that lasts longer than 24 hours.* Medical Spas™ developed our line of spas to minimize the discomfort and prevent further damage. We also strive to help with your blood circulation, joint pain, and most importantly an increase in mobility.

According to a publication from The Arthritis Foundation entitled Spas, Pools, and Arthritis, “Regular sessions in your hot tub help keep joints moving. It restores and preserves strength and flexibility, and also protects your joints from further damage. Exercise can also improve a person’s coordination, endurance, and the ability to perform daily tasks, and can lead to an enhanced sense of self-esteem and accomplishment.” The publication continues, “A hot tub fulfills the need perfectly . . . providing the warmth, massage, and buoyancy that is so necessary to the well-being of arthritis sufferers. The buoyancy of the water supports and lessens stress on the joints and encourages freer movement. Water exercises may even act as a resistance to help build muscle strength.”

The muscle relaxing and joint mobility therapies from a Medical Spa™ can help those with depression, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, scoliosis and bursitis.*

Medical Spas™ are more than just spas. They were designed to help heal your body. Because of all the doctors that came together to help make Medical Spas™ possible, and the over 100+ years of combined experience they all provided, there are lots of medical benefits you will receive by using it daily.

Because Medical Spas™ are based purely on documented studies; we have included the appropriate studies below with links for further research and verification.

*"Pain Management." National Institutes of Health. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, n.d. Web

*"AAPM Facts and Figures on Pain." The American Academy Of Pain Medicine. Pain Med, n.d. Web

*Heinrich, Eileen. "Arthritis & Rheumatism: The Facts. J. T. Scott. New York, Oxford University Press, 1980. 114 Pages. Illustrated." Arthritis & Rheumatism 24.11 (1981): 1458. Web.



Lower body Strength, Movement and Flexibility - American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Clinical Study

Research:

To investigate the effectiveness of aquatic exercise in improving lower limb strength in stroke patients. Knee, hip, and ankle strength were studied as well as movement, and flexibility.

Results:

Compared with the conventional intervention, the aquatic intervention resulted in significantly higher knee extension and ankle plantar flexion torque, accompanied with a significantly lower knee extension co contraction ratio in the paretic limb. Aquatic exercise enhanced muscle strength in paretic lower limbs and improved muscle co contraction without increasing spasticity in sub acute stroke patients. .

Link to Study

Zhang, Yue, Yi-Zhao Wang, Li-Ping Huang, Bei Bai, Shi Zhou, Miao-Miao Yin, Hua Zhao, Xiao-Na Zhou, and Hong-Tu Wang. "Aquatic Therapy Improves Outcomes for Subacute Stroke Patients by Enhancing Muscular Strength of Paretic Lower Limbs Without Increasing Spasticity." American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 95.11 (2016)