What is Aquatic Therapy

What is Aquatic Therapy?

Freedom Rehab Aquatic Therapy and Balance Center Offers Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy is rehabilitation that is performed in water. It is different than aqua fitness because a licensed therapist performs it. Because a physical therapist, physical therapist’s assistant, occupational therapist or an occupational therapist’s assistant provides the therapy, most insurances will cover it, including Medicare.

Why Should I Choose Aquatic Therapy?

What makes Aquatic therapy so special is that it maximizes the magical properties of water such as buoyancy, viscosity, and hydrostatic pressure. With these properties, being in the water is virtually non-weight bearing, provides resistance, and decreases inflammation and improves circulation. 

Common Goals for Aquatic Therapy

  • Improve flexibility
  • Improve balance and coordination
  • Build muscle strength and endurance
  • Enhance aerobic capacity
  • Assist with gait and movement
  • Reduce stress
  • Promote relaxation

Here at Freedom Rehab Aquatic Therapy and Balance Center, we target the entire body with our targeted core strengthening, balance exercises, endurance and muscle building activities. We have taken our practice one step further and offer a cutting edge technique called Bad Ragaz Ring Method.

Conditions that would benefit from aquatic therapy include, but are not limited to:

  • Arthritis
  • Arthroscopic surgery recovery
  • Balance disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic pain
  • Idiopathic joint pain
  • Joint reconstruction surgery recovery
  • Joint replacement surgery recovery
  • Lower back pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Stroke
  • Tendonitis