Aquatic Therapy

A Comfortable Rehabilitation Option

The size of our pool in Huntsville is 8' x 10' with depths of 5' & 4'.

For those who struggle with traditional land-based therapy, aquatic therapy 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:

  • Arthritis Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Obesity
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Stroke, MS, Cerebral Palsy
  • Joint Replacement
  • Sports Injuries
  • Difficult with Walking/Balance

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:

  • Decreased Pain
  • 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.

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:

  • Swimsuit/Athletic Attire
  • Towel (If You Need An Extra)
  • Water Shoes (Optional)
  • NO Cutoff Shorts
  • NO Adult Incontinence Products
  • T-shirts are optional

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!