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Providing patients with aquatic training and exercise for mobility, balance and flexibility.
Aquatic therapy is an appropriate and effective alternative to conventional land-based treatment. Research demonstrates that patients receiving aquatic rehabilitation regain functional range of motion and gait at a faster rate than through conventional physical therapy alone.
Aquatic rehabilitation takes advantage of the buoyancy and neutral warmth of the water to lessen the weight bearing status on the joints and maximizes functional movement of the extremities through fluid resistance, hydrostatic pressure or constant sensory input and specific gravity. The benefits include increased strength and endurance, range of motion, gait and balance, which result in the decreased need for patient compensation.
Co-treatment is given by our Physical, Occupational and Recreational Therapy departments. Patients participate in aquatics groups focused on stretching and range of motion to active games and individual and team activities.