Physical Therapy performed in the pool offers unique benefits that can be difficult to obtain with traditional land-based therapy. The resistance of water provides a safe environment for addressing strength and postural deficits. The buoyant property of water decreases compression of the joints by unweighting the body. This buoyancy also provides a safe environment for addressing any impairments in balance. Finally, the temperature of the water can decrease inflammation, soothe aches and encourage muscle relaxation.
Aquatic therapy helps in the treatment of:
- Fibromyalgia/chronic pain
- Stroke, Parkinson’s and other neurological conditions
- Joint pain or replacement
- Back pain
- Balance deficits
- General pain/weakness