Ah, the hot tub. It’s an oasis of relaxation and rejuvenation in the middle of a hectic world.
One of the most popular uses for hot tubs is physical therapy, particularly post-operation.
Hot tubs have been around for thousands of years, and their therapeutic properties have never been in question. That said, modern hot tubs are a bit different from those that would have been available to the ancient Romans—for one, they’re much larger and hold more water.
If you follow any celebrities on social media, you might have seen them lounging in an oversized hot tub on their lavish back decks that might be what comes to mind when you think about it as a luxury item. The fact is that the bigger the tub, the better the experience.
You can’t always have access to a therapist on hand to help with your ongoing physical therapy—but you can always have a hot tub ready and waiting.
When you’re dealing with injuries or pain caused by old age or another condition, a heated soak in your hot tub can help with recovery.
It’s soothing and relaxing, which is exactly what many people need after a hard day at work. Not only that—it also helps relax tense muscles which can further aid in recovery!
Hot tubs are most commonly used for total knee replacement surgery because they can reduce swelling, relieve pain, and increase flexibility, strength, and range of motion with regular use.
For patients who want to regain their strength and mobility faster than can be done through traditional exercise programs or pills and injections, a good soak after surgery is often the best option.