If a patient’s progress on land is slow or unsuccessful, aquatic therapy on various parts of your body can offer many positive results. Not only does the warm water of a pool help relax muscles and increase blood flow to painful areas, the buoyancy of the water helps patients with mobility issues to move more comfortably. Water also offers resistance for exercising to build strength with less pain and is a perfect environment for no-impact aerobic activity.
Aquatic Therapy has proven successful in treating people with arthritis, injuries to the neck, shoulder, low back, knee or ankle, chronic pain, muscle spasms, Fibromyalgia, and bone fractures.
- Protects joints during exercise
- Reduces stress on joints and muscles
- Increases strength and endurance
- Increases range of motion and flexibility
- Improves balance and coordination
- Increases muscle tone
- Improves core stability
Aquatic Physical Therapy is available at the Sparta and Grant locations. Sparta is where you’ll also find a state-of-the-art SwimEx pool, which features a resistant current, treating a wide variety of conditions, from severe arthritis to sports injuries.