With the help of aquatic rehabilitation, you can regain mobility quickly, with less pain and stress on the injured area. Aquatic rehabilitation can begin one or two days after a sprain or strain, or within a few days after surgery, with a physician’s approval. Prompt treatment can lead to faster recovery and lessen potential complications.
Water has long been considered an excellent medium for therapy as it facilitates improved strength, balance, circulation, endurance, gait and flexibility with physical therapy treatments that might be too risky or stressful on land.
Aquatic therapy may help you if you are affected by any of the following:
- Chronic pain
- Post-surgical recovery
- Multiple sclerosis
- Spinal cord injury
- Stroke recovery
- Joint pain
- Low back pain
- Sprains and strains
Therapy sessions take place in a warm water pool. Participants must wear a swimsuit but do not need to know how to swim. Therapy sessions often do not require participants to put their heads underwater. Lifts are available if needed to help patients get in and out of the water.