Aquatic Physical Therapy
Through our 1:1 individualized aquatic physical therapy program, patients of all ages can utilize aquatic therapy with a Physical Therapist, right in the heart of Midtown East.
Each aquatic therapy session is supervised in our heated pool by a licensed physical therapist. The pool is a comfortable place to perform exercises and activities that may be too difficult for you to do outside the pool and is frequently combined with land therapy to help patients achieve their goals in a shorter period of time. With the combination of buoyancy and hydrostatic pressure there is significant off loading of the spine, hips, knees and feet. Our heated pool is 20 feet x 40 feet with a 3 ft shallow and 6ft deep end.
Pool-based therapy can be an excellent tool in your journey to recovery. Treatments provided in an aquatic setting allows easier transition to land based functional activities as the unique properties of water can allow participation in activities by clients who otherwise may be unable to tolerate exercise. Bone & joint, heart and nervous system disorders are all conditions that may be addressed in pool-based therapy.
Our trained aquatic physical therapists perform an examination intended to establish an individualized plan of care to meet your needs. The goal is to eliminate barriers that prevent you from recovering to your full potential.
Water has therapeutic properties which provide a comfortable environment to promote relaxation, decrease pain, increase range of motion, and flexibility.
Benefits of water buoyancy include:
- Decreased stress on the joints and muscles
- Decreased workload on the heart
- Increased circulation to muscles
- Decreased stress level to the nervous system
- Decreased pain
- Improved balance and stability
- Duration when returning to physical activity after surgery is decreased
- Improved strength, endurance, and conditioning
- Improved joint motion
- Improved posture and movement ability
What Can Be Treated?
- Generalized back, neck and joint pain
- Back and neck pain
- Total joint replacements
- Recovery after surgery
- Muscle weakness and deconditioning
- Stroke & neurological disorders
David fell and broke his Right hip 9 months ago.
David is utilizing the buoyancy of the water to get an effective Hamstring stretch while weight bearing on the involved leg.
Marathon runner utilizing deep water running to prepare to safely return to running after a toe stress fracture.
PT who has had a stroke working on functional sit to stand training.
Brandon and René are making waves while strengthening their legs!