All doctors recommend swimming in the sea for all musculoskeletal diseases (arthritis, lumbago, cervical syndrome). That's because the sea offers ideal conditions for its buoyancy, causing movements to be easily and pleasantly. Which style but bathing is recommended for each disease, what should I do and what to avoid during bathing? It is known that swimming is considered one of the best ways to exercise, and works the entire body harmoniously and evenly, with no focus on only one part of it, as is done with other sports. The fact that exercise is done in water and even sea, has an additional advantage that reduces the severe stresses of the body due to buoyancy. But did you know that swimming in the sea can even work therapeutically for certain musculoskeletal diseases that afflict many people? If you too belong to this category, find out which technique is most suitable for you depending on your condition. Bathing Techniques There are four basic swimming techniques: free or otherwise known as a crawl, backstroke, the breaststroke and butterfly. Know what works the muscle groups each, for which diseases and which consists contraindicated. Before we start swimming would be good to start a preparation of your body from the mainland, making some exercises that facilitate swimming and will give you confidence. That way you will not be totally unfit when you dive into the sea and thus avoid minor injury or other problems. Keep also in mind that you should not exaggerate neither the time nor bathing in the intensity of the rhythm, not to strain your body.
The ideal is to slowly and gradually increase both the rate and the duration.
Free or free style:
Is the style of bathing learn from our childhood. It is an ideal exercise for the training of the muscles of the chest, abdominal and lower back, strengthens the heart and lungs and also works the arms, shoulders and legs.
For all these reasons, it is recommended to people suffering from mild arthritis, such as ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis, etc. and in formula myosyndesmikou lumbago.
Instead, this style swimming contraindicated in individuals suffering from recent acid cervical syndrome or acute periarthritis of the shoulder.
The backstroke swimming style works the abs, ieronotiaious, the glutes, the hamstrings, quadriceps, and the muscle groups of the upper limbs, shoulders and back. It also gives the body proper lineage and breathing is easier than that of the crawl.
Recommended for people who suffer from chronic back pain, have injuries to knees, hips and ankle and those who suffer from cervical mild.
Instead, you should avoid this kind of sufferers acute forms cervico-shoulder-brachial syndrome and acute diseases such as lumbo-sciatica, radiculitis and other inflammatory conditions of the musculoskeletal system.
The front styling strengthens the muscles of the chest, makes the spine flexible and tightens the upper body. Therefore, it is suitable for those with stiff joints and not have to strain abruptly.
Thus, the forward swimming is ideal exercise for those suffering from arthritis, sciatica, backache and arthritic pains, kyphosis and scoliosis.
On the other hand, you should avoid those who have stiff neck and lumbar spondylolisthesis.
It's the toughest way of bathing and this because the torso part to the efforts of the whole movement. Named by the uniform motion of the hands, resembling a butterfly. This style is suitable for anyone who wants to train the chest, thighs, shoulders, arms, lungs and heart. In cases of people suffering from health problems rarely recommended, the one they do not know all the specific technique and the other because it is not good for people suffering from musculoskeletal disorders. The only people who can implement this technique are athletes who know and provided that they are in the process of full restoration of their health.
Of course, as any specificity of each disease, the doctor recommends proper swimming technique, often proposed a combination of four ways, or some variations tailored to the individual needs of each patient. Often recommended some additional exercises that can be done at sea, to make the most of the opportunity to be close to this precious liquid asset. Therefore, it is advisable before you start on your summer vacation to visit the doctor treating you and the physiotherapist (if you follow a physical therapy program) and consult them on properly swimming.