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What is aquatic therapy used for?

What Is Aquatic Therapy

By taking advantage of the natural resistance and buoyancy of water, aquatic therapy can be a very effective form of treatment for a number of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. The buoyancy relieves pressure on joints and other parts of the body to help the healing process and allow for range of motion that isn’t possible for many people on land. Meanwhile, by having more resistance than air, water-based movements can help develop muscles to help stabilize an injured area.

This increasingly common form of physical therapy can be an essential part of a comprehensive treatment plan for many people. If you’re wondering if aquatic therapy can help your injury, we’re sharing the following guide to what this form of treatment can be used for. At Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy, we’re committed to educating our patients about the options available to them.

If you have any questions or want to learn more, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any time.

What conditions and injuries can aquatic therapy treat?

Aquatic therapy can be performed in a group setting or one-on-one. It can consist of many types of movements and exercises such as leg and arm swings, squats and even sprints. Your therapist can work with you to develop a custom-tailored aquatic treatment plan based on your condition and other factors.

This form of treatment can benefit a wide range of conditions and situations, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Back pain and sciatica
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation

If you believe aquatic therapy may be the right form of treatment for you, it’s important to seek it out from a qualified and experienced provider.

Peak Performance — your aquatic therapy experts

At Peak Performance, we’re committed to delivering compassionate, results-based treatment to everyone who comes to us seeking relief. Our highly credentialed team of clinicians will work with you on an individualized basis to create a comprehensive treatment plan that is right for you and your needs. By reviewing your medical and treatment history and performing a full physical analysis, we can recommend treatments, including aquatic therapy, that can return you to the active lifestyle you deserve.

To schedule your initial appointment, contact a member of our caring and dedicated team today.