Aquatic Therapy coming soon to
The aquatic therapy program at Performance Spine & Sports Medicine takes your rehab program out of the clinic and into the water. Many of the exercises performed during an aquatic therapy session are similar to those used in the clinic. By doing exercises in the pool, we can use the properties of the water to increase the benefits of exercise. The warmth of the water (90-95°) helps to relax the muscles, increase flexibility and relieve pain. The buoyancy of the water helps to support body weight so that patients who have difficulty doing exercise while standing can often do more in the pool. Doing exercise in the water provides natural and even resistance to allow for strengthening of weak muscles.
Jennifer Mandell, DPT discusses Aquatic Therapy
Aquatic therapy is an excellent alternative for patients who cannot tolerate traditional physical therapy. Often aquatic exercise can help patients to gain the strength and mobility they need to transition to a more traditional, land-based therapy program. Some conditions that respond particularly well to aquatic therapy are:
|- Back or Neck Pain||- Sciatica|
|- Joint Pain (hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, etc.)||- Obesity|
|- Arthritis||- Traumatic Injuries(like broken bones)|
|- Muscle Spasms||- Joint Replacement Surgery|
|- Fibromyalgia||- Balance Problems|
What can a patient expect at PSSM?
Treating the Patient as a whole
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Who is PT beneficial for?
What to expect from the integrated model?