Aquatic therapy combines the benefits of physical therapy and occupational therapy with the advantages of warm water exercise.
Aquatic therapy maximizes the potential for recovery as an integrated part of a complete physical therapy or occupational therapy program. For patients who cannot exercise on land, the aquatic pool is used as a tool to transition to land-based rehabilitation.
About the aquatic therapy pool:
- 16 x 12 three-tiered pool [4′, 4’6, and 6′ (for NWB exercise)]
- Underwater treadmill (variable height to change weight-bearing levels)
- Pool temperature of 92 degrees for therapeutic benefits
Disorders treated in aquatic therapy include, but are not limited to the following:
- Traumatic injuries
- Bone, joint or muscle disorders
- Neurological and developmental disorders
- Sensory processing/integration disorders
- Connective tissue diseases
- Orthopaedic injuries