Spinal Traction | Essential for High Impact Athletes
Here are a few examples of aquatic exercises that promote spinal traction and joint offload. Spinal traction can be essential for high impact athletes and their recovery. In gymnastics, the body must withstand repetitive hard landings, often times resulting in a fall. The same holds true for downhill ski racers that withstand tremendous G-forces that compress the spine, sometimes resulting in crashes as well.
Water exercise is a fantastic strategy for "offloading" the body after high impact activity.