Aquatic Therapy, or pool therapy, consists of an exercise program designed to be performed in the water under the direction of our physical therapist. As part of an individualized treatment plan, aquatic therapy uses the physical properties of water to assist in patient healing and exercise performance. Water absorbs most of the pressure that body weight typically puts onto joints. By conducting physical therapy in the water, the body becomes more buoyant, resulting in reduced joint stress.
This is excellent option for people who struggle with full weight-bearing or high-impact exercises but need to work on walking, jumping or landing. It is also beneficial for those who are healing fractured bones, experiencing acute low back pain, recovering from surgery, suffering from arthritis or are overweight,
This type of therapy is also ideal for athletes who need to break down sport specific drills in a more controlled environment. Children also respond well to physical therapy in a fun, aquatic environment.
Aquatic Therapy can help improve: