Aquatic therapy

When to use aquatic therapy

Aquatic 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 patients to do movements and exercises in the pool that they couldn't normally do on land 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 a wide range of conditions including:

  • Sports injuries
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Fractures
  • Tissue injuries
  • Spine injuries
  • Neuromuscular injuries
  • Back pain
  • Gait (walking) disorders
  • Joint pain
  • 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 appointment today at an Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy location near you to learn more about aquatic therapy. 

 

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