Aquatic therapy or water therapy involves specialized exercises performed in the water. Aquatic therapy helps to reduce pain and irritation when performing exercise movements. The buoyancy provided by the water supports the weight of the patient and reduces weight-bearing stress and strain on the joints. Water helps to relax the muscles and improves circulation, increasing the body’s healing capabilities.
Aquatic Therapy Treatments
Our experts guide patients through a variety of pool therapy treatments to increase range of motion, flexibility, and decrease inflammation. Aquatic therapy can be used to treat the following:
- Ankle pain
- Chronic pain
- Hip replacement
- Knee replacement
- Low back pain
- Pre and post-surgical rehabilitation
- Weight management
The Aquatics Program
The Layton location at Wasatch Peak Medical Plaza features a 24’ x 42’ pool for physical rehabilitation. Aquatic therapy is a great option that allows patients to reduce stress on the joints, while also working on strength and range of motion. Benefits of aquatic therapy include:
- Decreased stress on weight-bearing joints during exercise
- Increased strength and flexibility
- Improved balance
- Increased circulation
- Promotes deep breathing
- Promotes healing
- Encourages relaxation
- Promotes cardiovascular and muscular endurance
Our aquatics facility allows specialists to offer unique and effective physical therapy services in Layton, UT.
Aquatic therapy works for patients of all ages and physical conditions. We find water cushions the joints and muscles, making exercise easier for patients to perform. Contact Wasatch Peak Physical Therapy to learn more about aquatic therapy treatment.