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For still others with disabilities, the swim spa offers hydrotherapy. Warm-water therapy is an excellent form of low-impact exercise, giving the user greater range of motion and relaxing the muscles. Hydrotherapy also is said to help increase circulation, reduce leg swelling and may even boost lung capacity.
“Water’s greatest gifts are independence, building confidence and increasing mobility,” Julia Meno-Fettig is quoted as saying on disaboom.com. The certified therapeutic recreation specialist and a national speaker for the Aquatic therapy & Rehab Institute adds, “People leave their wheelchairs, prosthetics, canes or crutches behind and have freedom of movement in the water. They can float on their backs, roll, and get into positions that they are unable to duplicate on land.”
Typical swim spa lengths include, but are not limited to, 14 feet 6 inches (holding 18,30 to 1,900 gallons) to 19 feet (holding 2,050 gallons) – and various sizes in between. It is possible to find a swim spa to fit just about any space indoors or outdoors.
Among the possibilities are swim spa/hot tub combinations, seats or no seats, treadmill options – the list goes on and on. Indeed, inground, custom-made concrete swim spas are yet another option for homeowners.
The price tag for a portable swim spa can range from $8,000 to $40,000 or more, including installation costs. For those with prescriptions for aquatic therapy from their doctors, they may be able to use the cost of a swim spa as a medical deduction on income taxes.
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