Aquatic Therapy is a fantastic physical therapy option with many benefits for those who are in need of physical therapy, but may have pain or mobility limitations. The natural buoyancy of the water reduces stress on the body, and the natural pressure of the water can help with joint and soft tissue pain.

What are the benefits of Aquatic Therapy?

  • Therapy in the pool typically enables participants to control body movements in ways that are not possible "on land"
  • The buoyancy of the water decreases the effects of gravity and allows safe, easier and less painful movements.
  • The pressure exerted by the water assists with upright support to improve balance.
  • Aquatic Therapy promotes deep breathing, cardiovascular, and muscular endurance.
  • The water adds resistance in all directions, enabling patients to work at various intensity levels to strengthen weak muscles.
  • Warm water immersion increases circulation, flexibility, balance, and also promotes healing and relaxation.
  • Hydraulic pressure helps to decrease swelling.

Therapy Sessions may include:

  • Strengthening and flexibility exercises
  • Pain reduction
  • Endurance training
  • Gait training
  • Relaxation
  • Balance and coordination activities
  • Swelling

Aquatic Therapy is often recommended for:

  • Orthopedic injuries or knee/hip replacements
  • Fractures
  • Chronic Pain
  • Stroke
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatic disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Other neurological disorders

Your program will be supervised by your TuDor Physical Therapist who will be in the water with you.