Aquatic therapy is an exercise program that is designed and led by a physical therapist and performed in water in a pool. Exercise performed in water provides buoyancy and decreases the pain and stress on weight-bearing joints while providing resistance to help build muscle strength and mobility.
Benefits of aquatic therapy:
- Increased strength and motion
- Increased flexibility
- Improved balance
- Increased muscular endurance
- Improved body composition through weight loss and muscle toning
- Improved conditioning level
- Reduced pain
Patients who have benefited include those with:
- Low back pain
- Knee and hip replacement
- Shoulder disorders
- Recovery from joint or spine surgery
- Orthopedic injuries
- Sports-related injuries
- Multiple sclerosis
- Generalized weakness
Flotation equipment is available to assist patients in the pool. Knowing how to swim or getting hair wet are not requirements for aquatic therapy.
Covenant Therapy Centers accept most insurance and managed care plans. For questions or information about the clinic nearest you call (865) 541-4500.