Aquatic Therapy

Many physicians and PTs recommend aquatic physical therapy as part of the initial plan of care for low back pain or leg and hip impairments that are severe enough to make weight bearing difficult. Later the patient can progress to land based therapy and a return to normal activities of daily living. Exercising in a pool has many benefits:

  • Permits very gentle exercise
  • Allows patients with weight bearing restrictions to start exercising sooner
  • Allows patient with balance difficulties to exercise confidently
  • Minimizes risk of injury when starting an exercise program
Aquatic Therapy

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