Aquatic Therapy


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For those who struggle with traditional land-based therapy, aquatic therapy is a great treatment option. Patients need not possess swimming skills to benefit from aquatic therapy. Treatment can be performed in sitting and/or standing positions.

If you suffer from one of the following, chances are, you can benefit from aquatic rehab:

  • Arthritis Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Obesity
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Cerebral Palsy
  • Joint Replacement
  • Sports Injuries
  • Difficult with Walking/Balance

The Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy is one of the safest, most comfortable treatment options a physical therapy patient will ever experience. Common benefits of aquatic therapy are:

  • Decreased Pain
  • Improved Range of Motion and Flexibility
  • Improved Strength and Aerobic Endurance
  • Improved Walking Skills
  • Improved Confidence and Mental Status

Aquatic therapy takes advantage of:

  • Buoyancy - it eases the stress on your muscles and joints.
  • Temperature - the warm water soothes and relaxes the body.
  • Viscosity - the "thickness" of the water provides gentle resistance.
  • Turbulence - moving water gently challenges the body to maintain balance and control.
  • Hydrostatic Pressure - this pressure provides natural relief of joint swelling.

What the patient will need:

  • Swimsuit
  • Aqua Shoes
  • Towel
  • A Robe to Wear from the Locker Room (Optional)
  • Cap (Optional)

Our staff are specially trained to provide you with an individualized aquatic therapy treatment program. Aquatic therapy is covered by many insurance plans. Give us a call today to learn more!