Aquatic Physical Therapy combines the benefit of exercise with buoyancy and resistance of warm water to create a controlled, productive environment for rehabilitation. With a skilled clinical team and a state of the industry aquatic therapy program, both swimmers and non-swimmers of all ages and abilities can benefit from the healing effects of aquatic physical therapy. These benefits include: allowing the body to move more freely and easier than on land; decreasing joint compression forces; helping to diminish joint swelling by evening hydrostatic pressure.
What's Most Important?
For most physicians, compliance is foremost; knowing that your patient will follow through, complete the prescribed regime, and return to you in a better place than where they started. For clients, we feel it's learning techniques to decrease pain, gaining strength, and being able to return to doing the things that they enjoy. Integrated Therapy understands the needs that both physicians and patients have. Our commitment is to combine professional skills with compassion, understanding that each patient needs individualized care from a provider who is a concerned member of their treatment team.
Conditions We Treat
• Pre & Post-Surgical Orthopaedic
(including hip, knee, back, shoulder, and neck)
• Chronic Pain
• Muscle and Joint Pain
• Parkinson's Disease
• Rheumatoid Arthritis
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Sports Related Injuries
• Soft Tissue Injuries
• Weakness or Loss of Range of Motion
• Neurological Disorders
• and More!
What to Expect
Our physical therapists are specialized in the aquatic treatment of injuries to muscles, bones, ligaments, joints and nerves. Our goal is to return patients to their normal activities while helping them move and feel better and prevent re-injury in a more pain-free environment. Aquatic therapy is easy, fun and has less stress on your body.
During your first visit, a thorough evaluation will be performed by a physical therapist on land and not in the water. During the evaluation, your therapist may perform a series of tests to determine range of motion, muscle strength, postural alignment, abnormalities in walking pattern, body mechanics, or quality of movement. Short and long-term goals will be established in your plan of care.
Under the careful guidance of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants, patients work on a wide range of exercises and activities designed especially for each patient in the aquatic environment. Your physical therapist will utilize the physical properties of the water to achieve your short and long-term goals. Most exercises are completed standing in chest height water with additional procedures supported in the water if desired.