Aquatic Physical Therapy
Water therapy may be utilized for painful conditions such as back pain, joint pain, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. With these type of conditions, weight bearing activity can be painful. The water provides a means of “offloading” the painful areas of the body.
•Buoyancy of the water decreases weight on the joints also making it easier to move
•The warm water temperature aids with muscle relaxation and allows for better flexibility and correct movement patterns
•The pressure to the water assists with circulation and decreases swelling
In addition, the water delivers 12 times more resistance that air, which means you can more comfortably build strength to support your joints. Over time, this will aid in making your day-to-day activities easier and more comfortable.