Aquatic Therapy

Jupiter Medical Center - Aquatic Rehabiliation Therapy - Madina McKenzieAquatic therapy is physical therapy that is performed in the water using the resistance of water instead of weights. The benefit of being underwater is that the body is subject to equal pressure all over. Being underwater decreases weight bearing, allowing individuals who cannot bear weight on land the opportunity to support their body weight with minimal effort. Water can support weak muscles, while enhancing flexibility and range of motion. The goal of aquatic therapy is to maintain strength, condition and improve overall function. For many patients, water therapy can allow the physical therapist to achieve goals in a shorter time.

Benefits of Aquatic Therapy:

  • Reduces the stressful effects of gravity on the body and offers little or no weight bearing
  • Improve range of motion and flexibility, quickly and safely
  • Decrease swelling  
  • Improves circulation
  • Progressive strengthening
  • Assists in relaxing muscles and increasing blood flow to injured areas

Water therapy exercise programs can include a variety of treatments that can be specifically designed to provide relief for many conditions including:

  • Advanced osteoporosis
  • Balance and gait dysfunction
  • Low back pain and neck pain
  • Lymphedema and edema problems
  • Obesity
  • Orthopedic dysfunctions
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-polio
  • Pre and post-surgical recovery
  • Stroke

The Cary Grossman Health & Wellness Center features highly skilled and specially trained therapists and the northern county’s only full size, indoor, heated swimming pool equipped with a hydraulic lift and a variety of professional aquatic equipment to meet your physical and occupational therapy needs.


For more information about Aquatic Therapy, call 561-263-5775.



Learn how Aquatic Therapy at Jupiter Medical Center helped Madina recover after a traumatic injury.