Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic Therapy is a form of physical therapy that takes place in the water. Therapeutic pools are designed to give patients more comfort and accessibility to normal exercises that might not be able to be completed under full impact or weight-bearing methods on land. Aquatic therapy might be beneficial as part of your individualized physical therapy plan.

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Benefits of Aquatic Therapy:

There are many benefits to using a pool as part of your physical therapy plan. While Aquatic Therapy is not used for one particular diagnosis, it aids a variety of patients working on the following areas:

  • Flexibility

  • Mobility & Function

  • Strengthening of Muscles

  • Coordination & Balance

The primary reason for using aquatic therapy is the benefit of water absorbing nearly all of the pressure that body weight puts on the joints. By carrying out aquatic therapy in a pool, stress on the body’s joints is minimized and progress can be made without additional pain.

 

Conducting physical therapy in the water is often used for patients who:

  • Are recovering from surgery

  • Are not allowed to walk under full weight

  • Are experiencing pain and cannot tolerate walking or standing

  • Need to work on jumping/landing but cannot complete high impact movements

 

Patients at Advance Physical Therapy have been using the therapeutic pool as part of their journey to recovery. Contact us to see if aquatic therapy might be a fit for you.