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Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic (water) therapy is quickly becoming well-known for its amazing effects on decreasing pain, speeding recovery, preventing injury, and improving function.

aquatic-treadmillAquatic therapy uses the physical properties of water to assist in patient healing and exercise performance. The fastest way to recover from pain/injury is to begin the rehab process, but often, pain levels impact the ability to start. The pain commonly associated with rehab can be decreased / eliminated in water because it reduces the weight bearing on joints. The warmth of the water experienced during aquatic therapy assists in relaxing muscles and increases blood flow to injured areas. Patients with muscle spasms, back pain, and fibromyalgia find this aspect of aquatic therapy especially therapeutic
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Conditions commonly treated with Aquatic Therapy:

  • Post-surgical/Total joint replacements
  • Multi-trauma injuries (fractures, soft tissue injury, auto injuries)
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Spine conditions (strains/sprains, Spinal stenosis, disc herniations)
  • Athletic injuries (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid, fibromyalgia)
  • Neurological disorders (Multiple sclerosis, Guillian barre, Muscular dystrophy)
  • Arthritic conditions
  • Pregnancy
  • ObesityGettyImages-510793086_Aquatic_Therapy_small

Aquatic Therapy available at: Hendersonville, Murfreesboro