Aquatic Therapy

Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

  • Promote muscle relaxation
  • Increase flexibility
  • Improve acute and chronic pain
  • Increase peripheral circulation
  • Strengthen muscles and improve muscle endurance
  • Improve proprioception
  • Provides safe, secure environment that is free from falls
  • Begin gait training earlier in rehabilitation
  • Improve confidence in balance

Diagnoses benefiting from Aquatic Therapy

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Acute and Chronic Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries

Our pool is an arthritic pool that is kept at 92ºF. The warmth of the pool allows for muscle relaxation that decreases acute and chronic pain. Our therapists will work on-one-one with each patient in developing strengthening or balance exercises that will improve muscle endurance to prevent fatigue. Patients with neurological diagnoses will appreciate the safe, secure environment that is free from falls. This allows patients to begin gait training early on in their rehabilitation in working towards walking on land.