Aquatic therapy (water therapy) can be very effective when you have a condition that makes it painful to put weight on your lower extremities, such as arthritis, knee pain, hip pain, or low back pain. During aquatic therapy, the buoyancy of the water allows for less weight acting on your lower body. This allows a patient to gain muscle strength and practice other physical function in a pool that they would not be able to do as a land-based exercise without feeling pain. Certified therapists at Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy have completed advanced training courses specifically for aquatic therapy and provide one-on-one attention during treatment in the pool.
Aquatic therapy can be used to treat and aid a wide range of conditions including:
- Sports injury
- Post-surgical rehabilitation
- Orthopedic conditions
- Cerebral palsy
- Muscle spasm
- Tissue injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Neuromuscular injury
- Back pain
- Gait (walking) disorders
- Joint pain
- Body weight management
Some benefits of aquatic therapy include:
- Increased stability on land
- Increased flexibility
- Improved cardio endurance
- Reduction in joint stiffness
- Reduction in pain
- Decreased inflammation
Schedule your aquatic rehabilitation appointment today at an Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy location near you to learn more about aquatic physical therapy from a trained water physical therapist.
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