Aquatic therapy involves physical activity, exercise and motion under the guidance of a physical therapist while working in a heated pool. Working in water allows for higher mobility while exercising and healing which leads to a speedier recovery.
Our schedule accommodates your needs with one-on-one treatment from your therapist! Appointments are scheduled by the hour which provides time to cater to your specific needs. No exercise program is the same and with the skilled therapist you will learn exercises that work best for you! At our facility we offer aquatic therapy, Watsu, manual therapy and therapeutic exercises both on land and in water.
Shallow water therapeutic exercises are designed to improve static and dynamic balance, isolate specific muscle groups for strengthening, and mobility. The difference between performing these exercises on land and in the water is the amount of pressure on your joints. If it is too painful to exercise on land you can perform the strengthening exercises in the water! Once your pain has decreased and you are strong enough, we are able to progress you to land exercises if desired.
Deep water rehab helps to decompress the spine and unload joint to facilitate pain free exercise, while strengthening your core, upper and lower extremities, and building your endurance for a more cardiovascular workout.
The therapist continuously supports and guides the person through a series of flowing movements and stretches in the water that induce deep relaxation and gentle movement. This combines elements of muscle stretching, joint mobilization, massage, and Shiatsu, as the receiver is continuously supported by a practitioner or therapist while being backfloated, rhythmically cradled, moved, stretched, and massaged.
Utilizing skilled, specific hands-on techniques, the physical therapist treats soft tissues and joint structures for the purpose of pain management; increasing range of motion; reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation; inducing relaxation; improving flexibility, strength, and function. Manual treatment can be performed on our tables, or even in the water depending on your comfort level.