Scuba Diving for Therapy, Diving Equipment Available at Go Dive Center in Auckland, NZ

Suffering a major injury can be overwhelming for most people. Not only does it affect your physical well-being, but the ramifications of a physical injury can be detrimental to your emotional and mental health too, depending on how active you were before your injury. While there are numerous physical therapy options to help cope with injury pain, more and more people are discovering the variety of benefits scuba diving provides for those with physical injuries.

Scuba diving equipment in Auckland may seem to be too expensive for a lot of individuals, but at Go Dive Center we aim to offer affordable equipment and training to get you started with the wonderful hobby of diving.

Scuba Diving has been a Popular Pastime in New Zealand for a Long Time

Scuba diving provides a unique environment with a tonne of therapeutic benefits that you can’t easily replicate on dry land. Firstly, the weightlessness of being underwater can help reduce physical pain. Many patients suffering physical injuries find working out and exercising to be a lot more pleasant under the water. Many people often say exercising in the water also helps with focus and concentration, giving people a sense of achievement when they’re able to get through an entire workout regimen.

People suffering from pain and major injuries often isolate themselves as they learn to deal with new challenges. Scuba diving is a great social activity because scuba diving involves diving with a “buddy” which can be an instructor, a therapist, or a group of people learning to dive or pooling their resources to lower costs.

If you Want to Try Out Scuba, We Have Rental Diving Equipment in Auckland

Whether you were injured in an accident or in some other way, scuba diving can help, and there’s a lot of evidence to back this up. The Professional Association of Diving Instructors, PADI, has provided scuba diving training to individuals suffering from pain over a six-week study. They chose ten paralysed veterans for a trial, and PADI provided each veteran with an assigned researcher and instructor to complete open water diving courses. Eight veterans completed the study, and improvements included a 15% drop in muscle spasticity and a 5% increase in sensitivity to focused stimulation. The veterans’ muscles loosened and they could feel stimulation that they weren’t previously able to while injured.

If you, a friend, or a loved one has experienced a debilitating injury or experience continuous pain, scuba diving therapy can be a great resource to help feel better and prepare yourself for physical therapy on land. It’s important to speak with your GP or PT trainer before you attempt scuba diving because you need to be sure that diving will be safe with your condition or injury.

Don’t continue to deal with pain, give scuba diving a try at Go Dive Center, we are a supplier of quality scuba training and scuba diving equipment in NZ.

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