Outpatient Rehabilitation Aquatic Therapy


Aquatic Therapy is an alternative form of rehabilitation that can aid a patient's return to peak physical performance. Patients perform exercises in a heated pool, which places less stress on joints and muscles and increases flexibility and mobility. A licensed physical therapist performs this special service in a group setting of 4-5 patients per class.

Who can benefit from Aquatic Therapy?
Almost any patient can benefit from aquatic therapy. However, the following conditions frequently benefit most from aquatics:

  • Back surgeries or problems
  • Orthopedics or sports related injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Total joint replacements
  • Balance dysfunctions
  • Multiple sclerosis
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