Aquatic therapy offers an alternative environment for therapeutic exercise. Aquatic therapy is impact-free and patients with orthopedic and arthritic conditions can stretch and strengthen in a soothing environment. There are three unique features of Aquatic therapy that make it ideal if you have a restricted weight-bearing status after surgery:
- Buoyancy – water decreases the gravity placed on weak limbs unable to bear much weight and makes it easier for a patient to move with less stress on joints, muscles, and bones.
- Water pressure helps blood circulation in the legs and can reduce swelling in the patients’ ankles and feet.
- Resistance – water provides a full body workout to strengthen every working muscle.
Muscle tone, weight reduction, and sensory awareness all improve with Aquatic therapy.
Aquatic Therapy is available at the Schafer Center in Ewing NJ