Aquatic physical therapy promotes conditioning and rehabilitation in a comforting environment. Buoyancy results in greater ease of movement and relieves pressure on the spine and affected joints. The flow and drag properties of the water provide a safe challenge to balance and a resistance to movement for strengthening purposes. Exercises performed in the water can then be transferred to land.
The semi weightless setting facilitates the treatment of multiple conditions simultaneously while enabling physical therapists to easily help with exercise. Pain, edema and stress are reduced in the water and patients can accomplish more challenging motions with less pain and without being concerned with falling.
Aquatic Therapy is appropriate for myriad symptoms such as...
Reduced weight bearing on lower extremities
Severe Strains of Lower Extremities
Walking, Gait and Balance Problems