Warm water provides a beneficial environment for the rehabilitation of many injuries and conditions. Aquatic physical therapy is used to improve strength and endurance and increase blood circulation, range of motion, muscle tone, coordination and balance.
Water-based therapies are often effective in the management of pain as the water allows for relaxation and increased ease of movement. Children often respond well to aquatic therapy since play can easily be incorporated into their rehabilitation sessions.
Water allows for less stress on the body’s joints, and our skilled physical therapists take advantage of this, using a variety of techniques to facilitate movement in the water.
Individuals who may benefit from aquatic rehabilitation include those living with or recovering from:
- Back pain
- Chronic pain
- Orthopedic problems
- Parkinson’s disease
- Pre-natal discomfort
- Cerebral palsy
- Spinal cord injury