Aquatic Physical Therapy

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Step into the water and experience an exceptional therapeutic, low-impact activity available for individuals of all ages and abilities. Aquatic therapy is an alternative form of physical therapy that is beneficial for all types of conditions. Patients recovering from injury, rehabbing after an operation or suffering chronic disability can maximize functional movement and improve quality of life through specific treatments in the water. Aquatic physical therapy requires the skilled service of a physical therapist and/or a physical therapy assistant due to the clinical reasoning and decision making that may be necessary. Care givers should also know that aquatic therapy is capable of easing the burden of care.

At IPTS, our aquatic therapy program complies with all other treatment services being provided to a patient. If you are injured, facing surgery or just feel like your current treatment could use a boost, consult with your physician and/or one of our physical therapists to determine if aquatic rehabilitation would enhance your recovery.

Aquatic therapy benefits:

    • Early weight bearing
    • Expands lung capacity
    • Reduces joint stress
    • Accelerates healing
    • Reduces emotional stress
    • Increases mobility
    • Decreases pain
    • Decreases rehab time
    • Enhances balance
    • Promotes functional strength
    • Increases circulation
    • Quicker activity return

Pool features:

    • 3-5 ft. depths
    • 88°-95° temperatures
    • Resistance jets
    • Therapeutic jets
    • Bench seats
    • Pool exercise equipment
    • Private changing room
    • Private shower room

Deep water running:

    • Low impact
    • Easy on joints
    • Ideal for spinal rehab
    • Stabilizes core
    • Develops muscle
    • Improves cardio
    • Rapid rehab
    • Cross training

Injuries & conditions treated:

    • Sports injuries
    • Work injuries
    • Lower extremity fractures
    • Lumbar strains
    • Nerve injuries
    • Frequent falling
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Sciatica
    • Degenerative discs
    • Balance disorders

Post-operative patients:

    • Shoulder reconstruction
    • Knee reconstruction
    • Ankle reconstruction
    • Lumbar laminectomy
    • Hip replacement
    • Joint replacement