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Aquatic Physical Therapy

Aquatic Physical Therapy is part of an integrated approach to functional rehabilitation.

The patient is taken through a series of shallow and deep water exercises that are

designed to improve:

•  Neuromuscular Control

•  Strength and Flexibility

•  Coordination and Balance

•  Aerobic Endurance

•  Function of Postural Muscles

•  Weight-bearing tolerance and ability

•  Specific movements of body that are too difficult or painful to do on land.

The benefits of exercising in water are that it:

•  Provides a safe environment; patient will not fall and injure themselves

•  Reduces or eliminates shock and stress to the joints and soft tissue

•  Provides support and compression to the soft tissue and therefore helps reduce swelling

•  Can be used to assist or resist movements.

The following are a few examples of who may benefit from an Aquatic Rehabilitation Program:

•  Neck or Back Pain

•  Arthritis

•  Multiple Sclerosis

•  Fibromyalgia

•  Pre / Post Partum

•  Orthopedic Condition / Surgery

•  Pain caused by gravity

•  Pain or disabilities which limit the ability to exercise on land

The program is supervised by a licensed Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant certified in Aquatic Therapy.

Please come prepared with towel, bathing suit or clean t-shirt/shorts if desired, and shower shoes or flip-flops.

Body soap is provided.

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