When patients are unable to comfortably participate in land-based therapies, they can choose Spine and Sport’s aquatic therapy program. The physical and psychological effects of exercising in water translate into a positive therapeutic outcome for the patient. The water provides buoyancy creating a cushioning effect that protects the injured area from undue stress. The ability to swim is not a requirement to participate in aquatic therapy.
Some of the Benefits Include:
– Decreasing the natural loading on joints
– Minimizing pain and muscle spasm
– Facilitating earlier movement of the limbs, strength and endurance
– Providing natural traction
– Promoting relaxation
Aquatic therapy is available at most of our locations.