The Importance of Hydration for Physical Therapy


Importance of Proper Hydration for Physical Therapy

We’ve all been told to drink more water, but did you know being properly hydrated is critical to physical therapy treatment success? Just as you ensure proper hydration for physical activity, it’s important to take this into consideration throughout your time at ProActive Physical Therapy.

Water has many benefits—it flushes toxins out of the body, transports nutrients into the cells and helps regulate body temperature and pH balance. It can also help with muscle soreness and tension. And for many patients receiving physical therapy, muscle soreness or pain is a common reason they’re at ProActive. By drinking more water, you can help to change your muscle consistency, and soften tight muscles. By following your at-home physical therapy program and staying properly hydrated, you’ll be on the road to the results you want.

Now which type of liquids should you be consuming? We recommend sticking to good ol’ H20 for most of your liquid intake. From time to time, feel free to add in some unsweetened green tea, herbal tea and try to steer clear of soda, fruit juice or anything filled with sweeteners. Try infusing your favorite fruits to break up your typical water routine.

If you have questions regarding how much water you should be drinking daily, talk to your ProActive physical therapist.