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