Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic Physical Therapy is the evidence-based and skilled practice of physical therapy in an aquatic environment. It differs from traditional therapy in that it uses buoyancy to reduce weight-bearing forces on all joints of the body.

Currently undergoing renovations and set to reopen by Fall 2021

Aquatic Physical Therapy interventions are designed to improve or maintain:

  • Function – aquatic therapy helps maximize the ability to perform activities of daily living
  • Aerobic capacity/endurance conditioning – great for cardiovascular training to improve one’s ability to perform activities for a longer period of time with less fatigue
  • Balance mechanics and postural stabilization – performing exercises in the water is a great way to strengthen the core and to improve general upright posture and positioning
  • Flexibility – the warmth of the water provides soothing relaxation to the muscles allowing them to stretch more freely and with less discomfort
  • Gait and locomotion – great for returning to walking after a period of immobility or non-weightbearing as the patient can gradually add weight to the body
  • Relaxation – activity within the water can help decrease muscle tension and relieve anxiety
  • Muscle Strengthening – movement within the water gives constant resistance making it more strenuous on the body than movement on land
  • Power and endurance – training against the resistance of the water can improve speed and agility with athletic activities
  • Pain Management – being surrounded by water means constant stimulation for overactive nerves, which can help decrease pain sensitivity over time for people with chronic pain

What to Know

Time

60 minute sessions

Activity

Low impact exercises and relaxation techniques

Attire

Wear a comfortable swimsuit or swim trunks that allow for a wide range of motion

Coverage

Covered by most insurances and requires prescription.

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Aquatic Therapy

Currently Undergoing Renovations

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