Why You Need Aquatic Physical Therapy
What can Aquatic Therapy do for you?
Ever wonder why someone would need such a thing as physical therapy in the pool or “aquatic therapy?”
Warm water provides a relaxing and soothing environment for aching joints and muscles. This can help the body relax to allow for enhanced movement during treatments.
Water’s natural viscosity or resistance can be used for muscle strengthening.
Buoyancy allows for flotation and reduces the effects of gravity on injured or aching joints and muscles.
Hydrostatic pressure supports and stabilizes the client, allowing people with balance deficits to perform exercises without a fear of falling, decreasing pain and improving cardiovascular return.
The respiratory muscles are forced to work harder in the water, allowing for a natural strengthening that benefits the client long after the therapy session has ended.
The aquatic environment offers certain properties that can benefit in the recovery/treatment of conditions listed below:
Common conditions treated with aquatic therapy include…
Joint replacement surgery recovery
Low back pain
Traumatic Brain Injury
Sprains and strains
Other orthopedic injuries
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