Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy takes advantage of the physical properties of water, especially buoyancy. Aquatic rehabilitation reduces the amount of stress placed on joints so it is especially well suited for patients who are in pain and are weakened due to an injury or disability. The decreased joint stress enables patients to exercise easier and with less pain.

Benefits of aquatic therapy include a patient’s ability to reduce joint and soft-tissue swelling from the natural pressure of water. In addition, water provides enough resistance to strengthen muscles.

We use aquatic therapy as a part of treatment programs for:

  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Total hip, knee or joint replacements
  • Pregnancy-related musculoskeletal pain
  • Difficulty walking or weight-bearing capacity
  • Extremity injuries preventing exercise on normal surfaces or in spots
  • Spinal dysfunction preventing exercise on normal surfaces due to pain, immobility and compression
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