Swimming pool rehabilitation: adapted equipment and life jackets

Rehabilitation in a swimming pool is a preferred therapeutic solution for many patients. Whether it’s muscular injuries, accidents, various aches and pains or disabilities, the benefits of water promote recovery and rehabilitation. The resistance of the water intensifies movements, the warmth of the water relaxes muscles and the lightness of the body in the water makes exercise easier.

At Handicap Accès, we offer a wide range of swimming pool rehabilitation equipment. From pool noodles to water bikes, treadmills, water walkers and flotation jackets, we offer solutions to suit every need. Our equipment is specially designed to help patients regain their mobility, strength and, above all, their confidence.


Couloir de marche emprunté lors d'une séance de rééducation en piscine.

Rehabilitation in the pool uses the benefits of water to gently work on mobility and muscle strengthening. It is generally recommended for recovering from muscular injuries or accidents, or for treating various ailments and disabilities.

Rehabilitation in a swimming pool has many advantages. Firstly, water offers a natural resistance that intensifies movements and therefore helps to strengthen muscles. What’s more, movements in the water are generally easier and less painful.

What’s more, the warmth of the water helps muscles to relax and loosen up, reducing pain and inflammation. This warmth also improves blood circulation, helping you to recover more quickly from injury.

What’s more, water lightens the body. This makes movement easier and reduces the impact on the joints. The sensation of buoyancy can also help patients regain confidence in their movements, particularly if the accident or disability has made movement painful or difficult.

Rehabilitation in swimming pools is carried out in hospitals, clinics and balneotherapy centres equipped with pools specially designed for rehabilitation. The facilities at these centres have been designed to be accessible to as many people as possible. They are closely monitored to ensure patient safety.

Rehabilitation work in the pool is generally accompanied by health professionals such as physiotherapists, psychomotor therapists and occupational therapists. These professionals have a good knowledge of the functional capacities of the human body and are trained to adapt exercises to the specific needs of each individual.


Tapis de marche pour rééducation en piscine

Rehabilitation in a swimming pool requires the use of a range of equipment specially designed to optimise work sessions. At Handicap Accès, we offer a wide range of pool rehabilitation accessories and equipment.

Our pool noodles are flexible tools that can be used for a variety of exercises, from strengthening muscles to improving mobility. Swimming boards help to keep the body on the surface of the water, making it easier to work the lower body gently.

Aquatic dumbbells and webbed gloves are designed to intensify movement in the water, increasing resistance and helping to strengthen muscles.

When it comes to aquatraining, our pool bikes, treadmills and elliptical trainers provide gentle but effective cardio training. This equipment is designed to be used in the water, giving the body a complete workout while benefiting from the natural resistance of the water.

We have a wide range of balneotherapy equipment. Water walkers provide support when walking in water, improving balance and stability. Our removable walking lanes provide a safe space for walking, while the pool seats allow you to do gentle exercises in comfort.

Medical trampolines are invaluable tools for improving balance and coordination. What’s more, they add a fun element to rehabilitation sessions, increasing motivation.

Last but not least, our swimming pool grab rails provide support for a wide range of exercises.


Fauteuil roulant de piscine en bord de bassin.

One of the most interesting pieces of equipment for pool rehabilitation for disabled people at Handicap Accès is the flotation jacket. These waistcoats allow you to perform a variety of movements and exercises while offering exceptional safety and stability.

Our lifejackets are available in several models to suit different needs. The PFD-A waistcoat holds the body in a reclined position, ideal for those who need extensive upper body support. The Lj-V model is designed to keep the wearer upright, perfect for those with movement disorders who need constant stabilisation. The Lj-A flotation jacket is more flexible, allowing the user to swim on their stomach and float in an upright position or on their back.

There are many advantages to using these lifejackets. Firstly, they offer greater stability and safety, which can greatly increase users’ confidence in the water.. The peace of mind that a lifejacket offers can also make all the difference when carers accompany a person with reduced mobility or a disability to the pool.

What’s more, these waistcoats offer increased autonomy. Users who may find it difficult to move around unaided will find that flotation jackets help them to navigate more freely in the water. For those with movement disorders, these waistcoats are particularly useful as they keep the user in a vertical or horizontal position with head support out of the water, providing an extra level of safety.

These flotation devices are also beneficial for carers and therapists. By stabilising users in the water, they free up the hands of professionals, allowing them to concentrate more on administering care and directing exercises.