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.


Additional Benefits

  • Decreased swelling

  • Trunk (lower back and abdomen) stabilization

  • Improved gait and posture

  • Increased circulation

  • 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

  • Gait training activities


These activities are carried out with inclusion of weights, flotation devices and specialised aquatic therapy products for resistance and support At Enhance Rehab services, we tailor each session to meet your unique needs. The length and frequency of the sessions will depend on your capabilities. Additional land exercises and hands-on therapy may be incorporated into your treatment plan to achieve the best outcome

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