For those who struggle with traditional land-based therapy, aquatic therapy is a great treatment opportunity. 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:
Aquatic Therapy and Healing:
Aquatic therapy also can help promote healing to the site of injury. By exercising in warm water, vasodilation of the blood vessels occurs. This will increase blood flow to the injury and result in increase oxygen delivery and healing of damaged tissue.
What the Patient will Need:
Towel (If You Need An Extra)
Water Shoes (Optional)
NO Cutoff Shorts
NO Adult Incontinence Products
T-shirts are optional
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:
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 - provides an unloading of the weight bearing joints of the spine, knee, and hips.
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.
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!