Aquatic therapy, or pool therapy, consists of a physical therapy treatment program that is performed in the water. Aquatic therapy uses the physical properties of water to reduce the effects of gravity on the body, reducing the force and load through your joints during exercise. This will help you experience reduced pain and improved control and balance while you perform a higher level of functional exercise.
Aquatic Therapy decompresses the joints of the body, putting less stress on the spine and extremities while promoting upright posture with standing exercises. It also reduces pain and swelling while increasing stability and range of motion (ROM).
The combination of buoyancy, hydrostatic pressure, and viscosity allow for more controlled movement and more successful balance training with reduced risk of injury.
Both land and pool therapies are effective individually, but often, the best results can come from the two methods being used in combination.
Aquatic Therapy is a beneficial form of therapy that is useful for a variety of medical conditions including but not limited to;
• Arthritis and rheumatic patients
• Post-operative patients
• Spinal/Scoliosis patients
• Cervical/whiplash injuries
• Patients post-stroke
• Joint and soft tissue injuries
• Fibromyalgia/Chronic pain patients
• Balance deficits
• Postural dysfunction
• Altered tone/neurological issues
• Gait abnormalities
We offer an individualized program specific to each patients needs.