AQUATIC THERAPY

AQUATIC THERAPY2019-01-03T22:26:23+00:00

Aquatic therapy is performed in water and allows patients to rehabilitate after injury in an environment that decreases the force of gravity on weight-bearing joints. The warmth of the water helps reduce pain by relaxing tight or spastic muscles while also increasing blood flow to injured tissues. Water also gives the patient resistance to movement which allows increased strengthening to muscle groups that may have become weak. Injuries and conditions appropriate for, or purposes for aquatic therapy include: