Our Henderson location offers a state-of-the-art aquatic physical therapy pool. Aquatic physical therapy refers to treatments and exercises performed in water for relaxation, fitness, physical rehabilitation, and other therapeutic benefits. Aquatic physical therapy can be prescribed by your therapist for the following situations:
- Low back pain and stabilization
- Joint pain and arthritis
- Gait analysis
- Foot, ankle or knee pain
- Musculoskeletal disorders
Aquatic therapy has many benefits. In fact just the resistance of the water helps to strengthen muscles and improve cardiovascular endurance. The natural buoyancy reduces forces on weight bearing joints making exercises easier and less painful. The temperature of the warm water allows muscle relaxation and increased peripheral circulation.
Each exercise is meant to improve upon the mobility and flexibility of the targeted area. The point of aquatic therapy is to achieve full function regardless of the injury. The water is the best environment to allow the muscles to relax while helping reduce pain. The natural buoyancy reduces gravitation pull and lessens compressive forces making exercises easier to perform than on land.
For more details or inquiries please give our Henderson physical therapy clinic a call today or request an appointment below!