Happy summer! It’s been warm during the recent heat wave, making us want to visit the pool! Residents currently using New Vitae’s Action Recovery Brain Injury supports utilized their free YMCA memberships to enjoy lots of laughs and get some great exercise while swimming and participating in pool activities.
The availability of the YMCA pool is a wonderful option for all of New Vitae’s residents but may be especially helpful to support recovery following a brain injury. Post-injury, an individual’s gait, balance, flexibility, and muscle strength may all be impacted. Swimming and water activities can assist with building muscle strength. Re-educating muscles in water supports the individual’s body weight, assisting him/her to stand, walk, and regain balance while reducing spasticity. Of course, swimming and enjoying different pool activities can also be fun, making recovery a challenging but positive process.
All of New Vitae’s residents and staff wish you a wonderful rest of the summer! Stay cool and don’t forget to visit the local YMCA for summer fun and fantastic pool activities! Contact us today to learn more.