Aquatic therapy, or therapy conducted in water, is a useful tool for patients with a variety of medical conditions, including arthritis, broken bones, back pain, obesity and healing after surgery.
Because the buoyancy of the water helps support the patient’s weight, the force of gravity on the patient’s joints is reduced. This means that aquatic therapy patients experience reduced pain, greater ease of movement, and greater flexibility while in the therapy pool, which can help speed the healing process.
There are other benefits, too. Water provides excellent resistance for strength training, and the warm water of the therapy pool also relaxes muscles and dilates blood vessels. This increases blood flow to injured areas, helping them heal faster.
Fit-N-Wise’s aquatic therapists employ techniques that make use of the water’s buoyancy and resistance to help patients improve their endurance, strength, confidence and range of motion.
Our 750-square-foot, wheelchair accessible therapy pool and 8 lane, 25-meter lap pool allow our certified aquatic therapists to treat patients with many different conditions, helping them to increase strength, decrease pain and improve function.