Spine & Sport Physical Therapy & AquaticsSpine & Sport Physical Therapy & Aquatics

Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic Therapy Can Help...

  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Bulging Discs
  • Sports Injuries
  • Joint Sprains/ Muscle Sprains
  • Post-operative Rehab
  • Total Joint Replacements
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Ankle Injuries
  • ACL Reconstructions
  • Arthritic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia/ Chronic Pain
  • Balance/ Gait Disorders

Specializing In

Sports Injuries: Athletes benefit from aquatic therapy due to buoyancy unloading stress to joints allowing time to rest between games while still maintaining strength and conditioning. Water exercises also provide a great medium for plyometric training. Athletes can also rehab injuries much faster in the water allowing them to get back in the game sooner.

Arthritis/ Fibromyalgia/ Chronic Pain: Aquatic therapy provides a medium for graded exercise progression to allow for the person with chronic pain to start exercising in a friendlier environment without the painful effects of gravity on their joints. Hydrostatic pressure on the body also modulates nervous system sensitivity providing a pain relieving effect for chronic pain.

Spinal Decompression: Decompression for a bulging disc using buoyancy assistance in a comfortable warm water environment. Water traction involves ankle weights from below and buoyancy plus Rotation belt from above to create a very effective treatment for lumbar discs.

Post-Operative Rehab: Aquatic therapy allows one to start their rehab process sooner, leading to quicker recovery time. Hydrostatic pressure helps with post-operative swelling. Buoyancy assists in early returns of range of motion. Walking can be trained on a post-operative joint sooner. Buoyancy allows for less weight-bearing through the joint, meaning less stress on the surgical site.

Top 10 Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

  1. Rehab can start sooner...recovery is faster after injury/ surgery.
  2. Hydrostatic pressure reduces swelling.
  3. Pain control/muscle relaxation due to warmth (93°) and hydrostatic pressure.
  4. Buoyancy assisted joint decompression for arthritic pain/ disc decompression for bulging discs.
  5. Stimulates early range of motion (ROM) gains due to decreased pain and buoyancy assisted in ROM.
  6. Earlier strengthening using the property of turbulence and viscosity. Propulsion current in our Swimex Pool can challenge even the strongest athlete.
  7. It's FUN!!! Increases moral and self confidence with increased movement in water.
  8. Early gait/ walking training can begin post-op with less weight bearing. Balance activity/ training in safe environment.
  9. Hydrostatic pressure increases circulation which aides in healing.
  10. Cross training to help athletes recover from or prevent injuries.
Swimex Pool

State-of-the-art Swimex Pool Features:

  • Paddlewheel propulsion system produces water current for resistive exercise or decompressive flow.
  • Underwater video biofeedback for neuromuscular re-education.
  • Underwater treadmill and bicycle.
  • Distinct workstations for underwater exercises.
  • Multiple depth pool from 3 feet up to 6 foot depth.