Aquatic Therapy

What is Aquatic Therapy?

Aquatic therapy uses the buoyancy of the water to take the weight of the body off the patient and allows the patient to focus on the exercises while still providing resistance through the viscosity of the water.

With every movement in the water, the patient will be using their muscles while pushing against the viscosity of the water; this in turn will work to provide cardiovascular fitness and muscle toning all over the body.

When the water resistance is combined with the buoyancy, patients are able to strengthen muscle groups with decreased joint stress that they would not have been able to with land-based activities in the therapy gym.

The warmer water in the pool can allow muscles and joints to relax which accounts for greater blood circulation reducing edema and increasing strength and ROM.

When performing aquatic therapy, the focus is on proper posture and correct movements with the goal of advancing to performing exercises in the gym to prevent re-injury.

Whom Does Aquatic Therapy Benefit?

People who can benefit best from aquatic therapy include those with the following ailments:

Spinal Cord Injuries
Arthritis Pain
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Traumatic Brain Injury
Non-surgical candidate
Abnormal muscle tone
Muscle weakness
Gait abnormality

Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

Increases strength and healing
Increases flexibility
Increases circulation
Increases ROM and stretching
Increases muscle re-education
Increases soft tissue perfusion and lymphatic drainage (warm water)
Decreases joint pain
Decreases stiffness
Decreases edema

Our facilities are sanitized daily with Vollara’s Air & Surface Pro that reduces viral contaminants from the air.

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