We know that not all physical therapy patients can tolerate a land-based exercise program. In some cases, patients would benefit from aquatic therapy instead.
Water provides buoyancy, support and accommodating resistance—allowing patients to complete movements they would not be able to on land. Patients who can’t bear weight or who have limited movements can complete their therapy in a safe environment that allows for progressive rehabilitation.
If you have one of the following conditions, you may benefit from aquatic therapy:
- Cardiac conditioning
- Cardiovascular disease
- Recovery from cardiovascular surgery
- Chronic pain
- Decrease of strength and range of motion due to disease
- Gait training
- Lumbar disc disease
- Osteoarthritis of the ankles, knees, hips, shoulders or back
- Post-operative recovery from spine surgery or joint replacement
- Prenatal and postnatal low-back pain, pelvic pain and swelling
- Stroke recovery
Our aquatic therapy programs are offered individually or in a group setting and you are not required to know how to swim. A physical therapist, physical therapy assistant and/or a physical therapy technician will be in the water with patients at all times.
Monday – Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
For more information, please call (281) 351-6300.