Aquatic Therapy | Rebound Physical Therapy

AQUATIC THERAPY

Therapeutic care in the water provides greater control over movement with less pain.

Water provides 3 important elements: buoyancy, hydrostatic pressure and viscosity. Buoyancy helps unload a painful joint by “lifting you up” and thus allows you to increase range of motion (ROM), flexibility and mobility. Viscosity provides resistance to allow you to work on strengthening and aerobic conditioning.

Aquatic Therapy takes advantage of the many properties of water, including buoyancy, to provide numerous benefits:

  • Increase muscle strength
  • Increase muscle endurance
  • Assist in increasing bone density
  • Increase muscle flexibility
  • Increase range of motion of joints
  • Improve balance and coordination
  • Increase cardiovascular endurance
  • Improve trunk stability
  • Improve lung capacity
  • Increases kinesthetic and proprioceptive input
  • Provides an environment for early return to Sports Specific Training