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Aquatic Therapy

Benefits of Aquatic Therapy
Aquatic therapy is the best prescription for patients who cannot tolerate other types of physical therapy. Often traditional physical therapy is delayed because patients cannot tolerate weight-bearing activity. The utilization of aquatic therapy enables the therapist to initiate treatment earlier, therefore returning the patient to regular activities in the shortest time period possible.

Aquatic Therapy is Beneficial for Patients Recovering from:
  • Sports and work related injuries requiring rapid rehabilitation
  • Lower extremity fractures with internal fixation allowing for early range of motion, with minimal weight bearing.
  • Rheumatic disorders including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and fibromyalgia.
  • Lumbar strain, sciatic and degenerative disc disease
  • Post-operative lumbar laminectomy patients.
  • Podiatric disorders and osteotomy surgery
  • Shoulder, knee, and ankle reconstructive surgery.
Reason to use Aquatic therapy
  • Buoyancy (up to 90% of our body weight is removed)
  • Reduced pain & muscle spasm
  • Increased range of motion
  • Increased relaxation
  • Increased circulation
  • Decreased swelling
  • Decreased rehabilitation time (because movement can be initiated easier)
  • Cardiovascular conditioning
  • Accelerates healing process
  • Allows patients mobility and freedom
For more information on Aquatic Therapy, visit The American Physical Therapy Assn. at

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