Tips for Safely Participating in Water Activities
Water-related accidents are a leading cause of injury and death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). With summertime upon us, it is important to remember that water safety should be taken seriously. Whether you’re swimming at a pool, lake, or beach, understanding how to stay safe is essential.
Read on for more water safety tips, and don’t hesitate to contact our team if you do sustain an injury. Schedule a consultation at (732) 812-5200 to get started.
How Can Physical Therapists Help Prepare for Water Activities?
Physical therapists can help individuals prepare for certain water activities by providing techniques, exercises, and methods that build strength and endurance. This can help people safely enjoy activities like swimming, kayaking, surfing, or any other type of aquatic activity.
Physical therapy can also help address injuries sustained during water activities and assist individuals in their recovery. At ProFysio Physical Therapy, we offer targeted services that work to relax muscles and ease pain. Our trained physical therapists will guide you through a series of exercises and modalities tailored to your individual needs.
Safety Tips to Keep in Mind
It is important to remember some basic safety tips when engaging in water activities. We advise that you do the following:
- Wear a life jacket when participating in activities on open bodies of water, such as lakes or oceans
- Always swim with a buddy
- Don’t drink alcohol while swimming
- Learn CPR and rescue techniques in case of an emergency
- Be aware of weather conditions before entering the water
- Follow all posted rules at pools, lakes, or beaches
- Make sure children are supervised at all times
- Do warmup stretches and light exercises before swimming or participating in strenuous water sports
Contact ProFysio Physical Therapy for Additional Assistance
At ProFysio Physical Therapy, we understand the importance of staying safe while enjoying your favorite aquatic activities. Our team of physical therapists will work with you to create an individualized plan tailored to your needs, so you can get back into the water safely if you have sustained an injury. Schedule an appointment today at (732) 812-5200 for treatment, assistance, or inquiries.