Provident Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation offers aquatic therapy as a low impact way to begin the rehabilitation process and get moving again. This type of rehabilitation is performed in a pool, often as a precursor to traditional land-based physical therapy. At our South Huntington location, we use pool therapy to rehabilitate your injury and enhance your overall physical strength and endurance.
Many times a patient has an injury or condition that makes weight-bearing exercise too painful or risky, such as arthritis or back pain. For these patients, aquatic therapy is ideal, as it relies on the resistance of water instead of weights to achieve pain relief and improve mobility.
Water supports the body, reduces joint stress, and provides resistance and assistance to movement and exercise therapy.
The many benefits of aquatic therapy include:
- Increased range of motion and flexibility
- Decreased swelling
- Increased muscle strength and endurance
- Reduced stress on joints
- Increased cardiovascular function
- Improved circulation
- Increased balance and coordination
Our specially-trained therapists will customize exercise programs and treatment techniques, including hands-on manual therapy, in the water. Patients can improve mobility, strength, and function rapidly during the healing process with the use of aquatic therapy at Provident Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation.
To see if aquatic therapy is right for you, call us in South Huntington, NY at (631) 266-4501 ext. 225 or request an appointment online today.