Aquatic Therapy is a unique form of rehabilitation administered in a pool under the supervision of a physical therapists and physical therapy assistants... Patient issues such as joint replacement, arthritis, non-weight bearing, balance enhancement, strengthening, and range of motion exercises can all be addressed.
An in-pool therapy session may include running or walking on the underwater treadmill, in-pool step training, or the use of weights, buoys, and specialized aqua therapy products for resistance and support. Aquatic physical therapy uses water to minimize the effects of gravity and stress on your body so you can move easily, and with less pain. It reduces joint stress and provides muscle resistance and ease of movement through a relatively low- or no-impact environment. This helps achieve rapid improvements in your mobility, strength and function during the healing process.
Other benefits include: Decreased swelling Trunk (lower back and abdomen) stabilization
The warm-water pool is great for those with chronic pain issues, including arthritis, spasticity (muscle tension) or fibromyalgia. The warmth relaxes tight muscles and soothes sore tissues.