Aquatic Therapy is a physical therapy practice that takes place in a pool under the supervision of a trained professional. Aqua therapy can improve flexibility, build muscle strength, assist with locomotion and gait, improve balance and coordination, reduce stress, enhance aerobics, and promote relaxation. There are numerous benefits to aquatic therapy including creating a soothing environment for muscles and joints, natural respiratory strengthening and more. When compared to other physical therapy forms aquatic therapy results in less pain in the recovery process and a higher rate of client compliance. Aquatic therapy is also a great stepping stone to land-based physical therapy. People of all ages can benefit from aqua therapy because these sessions can be tailored to the individual.
Aquatic therapy can help people suffering from arthritis, chronic pain, surgery recovery, balance disorders, scoliosis, tendonitis, sprains and strains, multiple sclerosis, orthopedic injuries and more.