Aquatic therapy is rehabilitation done in the water. The buoyancy, resistance and support of water are helpful for patients who might otherwise have difficulty with land-based exercises. This type of therapy is also beneficial for those who need to gradually increase their activities and weight bearing.
Aquatic therapy is appropriate for most musculoskeletal problems, including:
- Function and independence, especially if immobilized for long periods of time
- Body mechanics and posture
- Gait and ambulation
- Progressive weight bearing
Aquatic therapy is performed at our Krewstown clinic.