Aquatic Therapy

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
  • Arthritis
  • Pregnancy
  • Back pain
  • Obesity
  • Balance deficits
  • General pain/weakness