The Effect of Water in Physical Therapy
Aquatic therapy is the evidence- based and skilled practice of physical therapy in an aquatic environment. Water’s Unique properties enhance interventions for clients of all ages, and with varied impairments. Aquatic therapy reduces joint stress and provides muscle resistance and ease of movement through a relatively low-or no-impact environment. This will allow you to rapidly improve your mobility, strength and function during the healing process.
Trunk (lower back and abdomen) stabilization
Improved gait and posture
Increased endurance and muscle tone
Increased range of motion and flexibility
Increased balance and coordination
WHAT ARE SOME CONDITIONS THAT CAN BE TREATED WITH AQUATIC THERAPY AT ENHANCE REHAB SERVICES?
Musculoskeletal injuries (shoulder injuries/ankle injuries/ muscle sprains)
Lower back pain/ bulging Disc/ stenosis
Total joint replacement / post surgical rehabilitation
Work related injuries
Generalised muscle weakness
HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?
An in-pool session may include:
Range of motion exercises
Strengthening, endurance & conditioning exercises