Aquatic therapy is a treatment venue that allows for better tolerance to exercise and general movement than in traditional, land-based treatment venues. The properties of water help to reduce stress on the joints and soft tissue structures of the body. This reduction in stress on the body allows for greater freedom of movement as well as leads to improvement of initiating ROM and strengthening activities that would be much more difficult out of the water. Additionally, the buoyancy of water accommodates for consistent resistance to help with the restoration of normal walking, strength, and movement patterns.
At PTCOP, we have two specially trained therapists who treat patients with multiple medical conditions in our aquatic therapy program. Whether you are dealing with low back pain, neck pain, arthritis, muscle strains, general weakness, or potentially any other muscular or neurological system condition, aquatic therapy may be right for you.