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WaterRowers Help Atlanta Patients to “Keep Moving”
Sherwood Chiropractic Center now offers patients a way to improve muscle coordination while minimizing impact on joints. An ideal method for preventing joint pain and arthritis while staying active and working muscles, Sherwood Chiropractic Center’s WaterRowers provide a gentle yet effective alternative to more jarring exercise equipment.
“We are excited to announce the addition of WaterRowers to our “Keep Moving” active therapy room for our patients!
Incorporating just 10-15 mins of rowing in conjunction with chiropractic care has proven to enhance overall treatment results for our patients. Regular rowing benefits the entire body, effectively strengthening muscles attached to the spine, which ultimately improves posture!”
Dr. Kathleen Sherwood
WaterRowers are sleek machines designed to replicate the whole-body workout of rowing a boat, using a padded seat on a track and a water paddle mechanism that reduces joint impact during a workout. This self-contained equipment enables the user to cycle through a full range of motion, completely extending arms and legs, and then completely contracting those limbs.
3 Top Benefits of WaterRowers
Below are a few reasons why incorporating just 10-15 mins of rowing in conjunction with your chiropractic care is beneficial to our patients:
Rowing is the one of the best movements for preventing joint pain and arthritis. Rowing moves the joints through a full range of motion with minimal impact and places no body weight on the joints, making it one of the best exercises for joint pain sufferers. Rowing is a seated movement that removes the weight of the body from the injury-prone joints of the ankle, hip and knees. The load placed on the joints is controlled by the user’s effort when rowing. As an exercise, rowing is suitable for all, young or old, male or female, big or small, fit or unfit.
Rowing moves the joints through a full range of motion, from legs totally extended to totally contracted and arms totally contracted to fully extended. Moving the joints through a full range of motion aids joint lubrication, joint mobility and overall Joint Health. Rowing is a smooth, flowing action involving little to no impact on the joints.
*Note - Many mechanical rowers are jerky and jarring on the joints, and fail to emulate the smoothness of rowing, as the WaterRower does.
Relaxing to the Mind
The WaterRower blends the smooth warmth of wood, the rhythm of motion, and the tranquility of moving water for a comfortable and mentally relaxing way to “Keep Moving” at Sherwood Chiropractic. These qualities combine to provide a naturally pleasurable activity. Invigorating the body while relaxing the mind. Composed to capture the aesthetics of rowing, the WaterRower is super enjoyable to use!
How WaterRowers Function
A straightforward device, a WaterRower is made of a comfortable seat that rolls back and forth on a track, with foot rests on one end to push the seat. A handle and the water mechanism are located at the same end as the foot rests.
The WaterRower mechanism is comprised of paddles inside a water-filled tank. When a user pulls back on the handlebar (as if pulling back on a set of oars in a boat), the recoil belt attached to the handle causes the paddles to spin in the tank. The resistance of the water puts tension on the handles that naturally matches the level of exertion that the user can safely handle: the harder you pull, the stronger the resistance.
The WaterRower takes advantage of water’s smooth flow to deliver a comfortable experience with a relaxing swooshing sound instead of the harsh whir of a motor.