More comfortable. Standing erect requires a complex a use of bones joint and muscles after surgery the muscle need time to recover before th you are able to use them without discomfort it is easier and less stress on low back structues to to stand and walk in water so you can move eaisier and begin progressive strengthening of these important structures one caution make sure your wound is healed. 4-6 weeks.
Water or aqua therap. Allows one to sometmes mobilize more quickly and sometimes tolerate exercise better as there is less weight bearing involved especially if in a heated pool.