Hydrotherapy means physical therapy in warm water. A physical therapist is accompanying the patient during the whole training but there is always the possibility of exercising alone.
It uses the low stress on the joints, the temperature of the water, the frictional resistance and the buoyancy force.
Because of all those advantages it is frequently used in orthopedic for rheumatoid diseases, arthrosis, diseases of the spine and neurological disorders.
Additional the warm water relaxes the muscles and increases the muscle metabolism.
It is very helpful to train the deep muscles while protecting the spine.
Items like pool noodles are used as floatation device.
Note: The warm water can increase symptoms of dysautonomia in EDS patients.