What is Aquatic Therapy?
Aquatic Therapy utilizes the properties of water to assist in patient healing and exercise performance for patients of all ages and abilities.
Outpatient Physical Therapy is pleased to offer the benefits of Aquatic Therapy in our private Endless Pool® at our Covington clinic. Our indoor pool is heated to 92 degrees, which fosters increased blood flow and relaxes muscles. The pool is equipped with an underwater treadmill and can produce a current to provide extra resistance for a challenging workout. Benefits of Aquatic Therapy for patients include increasing flexibility and joint mobility, facilitating proper body mechanics, strengthening muscles, improving balance and agility, and reducing joint swelling and pain. The Aquatic Therapy will develop an individualized program utilizing buoyancy and resistance of water to provide a workout in a low-impact, low-stress environment.
The natural buoyancy of water decreases impact on joints and stress on the body to allow you to move more freely with less pain. Aquatic Therapy, delivered in our therapeutic pool in the Covington location, can help you if you suffer from arthritis-related joint pain, post-operative joint pain, back pain, and knee pain, and more. Your Physical Therapist Assistant will work with you one-on-one to help you meet your goals through an individualized pool-based therapeutic exercise program.
Conditions / impairments that benefit from aquatic therapy include, but are not limited to:
- Arthritis / fibromyalgia
- Balance deficits
- Joint replacement
- Limited ROM
- Motor learning
- Neurological (MS/Stroke)
- Orthopedic injuries/trauma
- Poor motor control
- Pre and post op rehabilitation