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Due to hurricane damage, the Havelock location is closed until further notice. Havelock therapists Hannah Zhang, Sarah Hall and Judy Hickes are available to see patients at the New Bern location. Please call the New Bern location at (252) 636-9800 to discuss your care.

Finding aquatic therapy treatments in Jacksonville, North Carolina

Aquatic Therapy Jacksonville

Curious about aquatic therapy treatment options in the Jacksonville, North Carolina area? Peak Performance offers water therapy classes for our patients.

The physical therapists of Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy in Jacksonville, North Carolina know that physical therapy can be difficult for seniors who may have limited strength and mobility. Fortunately, aquatic therapy is a good option for patients who may have trouble supporting themselves on dry land.

Common conditions aquatic therapy treats

In addition to general weakness and lack of mobility, aquatic therapy is recommended for conditions including:

  • Joint replacements
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain

Benefits of aquatic therapy

Aquatic therapy often takes place in group settings, which can make exercise more fun and enjoyable. Sessions take place in warm water that relaxes the joints and reduces tension in the muscles. The hydrostatic pressure of the water decreases edema and swelling while improving circulation.

Physical therapists are able to apply manual therapy techniques that may not have been possible in a setting outside of the therapy pool.

Common aquatic therapy exercises

Aquatic therapy sessions usually begin with a warm-up process of walking through water and jogging in place. After warm-ups, pool noodles and other instruments are used to help with building strength in the muscles. Tools with a large surface area provide extra resistance which gives a good workout without having to carry a heavy weight.

Scheduling aquatic therapy with Peak Performance

Aquatic therapy is an excellent rehabilitative option for patients who may otherwise be unable to exercise on land. The ultimate goal of aquatic therapy is to get the patient strong enough to regain function and mobility to perform daily activities. The physical therapists of Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy in Jacksonville, North Carolina are experts in providing effective aquatic therapy treatment. If you would like to learn more about aquatic therapy, contact us today to set up your initial appointment.