Aquatic Therapy

Break the Pain Cycle with Aquatic Therapy

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Decrease Joint Stress

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What is Aquatic Therapy?

Aquatic therapy is evidence based physical therapy provided in a pool.  Being in the water gives patients the opportunity to rehabilitate and develop functional muscles when land exercises are too painful or even impossible.

Our body’s have natural buoyancy, that decreases gravity’s pull on the body when submerged.  In chest deep water our body is only bearing half of its weight.  This can cushion stiff or painful joints.

Water has a natural resistance, forcing patients to use their muscles in gentle, slow, sweeping movements. Water has about 12 times more resistance than air, which translates to a more valuable exercise routine. 

Our 3″M” Approach to Aquatic PT

Break the pain cycle with an alternative approach to traditional physical therapy by our 3 “M” Aquatic Program. 

“M”otivation- We believe in a positive approach to achieve the best results. 

“M”ovement- We use continual movement and the natural resistance of the water to improve strength, mobility, endurance and flexibility.

“M”anual- Our active aquatic programs are supplemented with a hands on approach. 

 

 

"The pool has been so helpful in my rehabilitation process. It changed my life for the better!"- Brian L.

What is Breaking the Pain Cycle?

Have you ever been in pain and were fearful to move because the pain would worsen? Or that you would cause more damage? Did you ever think that not moving could be bad? This fear avoidance behavior can actually cause more pain. In fact, avoidance of movement can also increase one’s stress and alter one’s central nervous system leading to decreased healing. 

Aquatic therapy can help by providing a warm and comforting environment that will allow your muscles to relax, while decreasing the stress on your injured joints.  This will allow for  targeted movements and strengthening, which in turns reduces pain and stops the fear avoidance behavior.  

What Condition Can Be Treated With Aquatic Physical Therapy ?

Aquatic therapy is one of the most frequently used pain relief technique which helps in treating a wide range of injuries and illnesses. Some common conditions treated with aquatic therapy are arthritis, post surgical recovery, fibromyalgia, back pain, hip pain, knee pain, ankle injuries, shoulder pain and gait dysfunctions.

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Schedule an appointment

Schedule an appointment or call us to speak with our physical therapists to see if you are a candidate for aquatic physical therapy.

Your Choice is Clear

No Referral Needed

Although insurance plans differ, anyone can arrange an evaluation by a physical therapist without a physician's referral or prescription.

You Have Options

Your doctor may recommend a place for you to have physical therapy but you have options and can choose where you would like to go for physical therapy. 

We Are Here for You

Rest assured that we are here to help you. From your first to your last day, we will do our best to provide you with a superior physical therapy experience and get you back to living life.

Contact Us




Phone

Harmony/Zelienople:
(412) 499-4524

Hermitage:
(724) 962-7920

New Wilmington:
(724) 946-3313

Phone

Harmony/Zelienople:
(412) 499-4524

Hermitage:
(724) 962-7920

New Wilmington:
(724) 946-3313