Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

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Aquatic TherapyDo you experience low back pain or joint pain from daily repetitive activities or sports? If so, then aquatic therapy may benefit you and help you relieve the pain. Aquatic Therapy is a specialized physical therapy technique that takes place in a heated pool. Therapists have experienced great results with aqua therapy and it still remains to be one of the best alternatives to achieve full range of motion regardless of the pain or injury.

Why Aqua Therapy?

The warmth of the water and the massaging effects allow your muscles to relax and helps reduce pain. The water provides a controlled environment that helps reeducate the weakened muscles and provides skill development for neurological and neuromuscular impairment. Because of the water’s natural buoyancy, exercises are much easier to perform in the water than on land as it provides a safe and effective methods to heal and increase mobility.

Other benefits of Aqua Therapy:

  • Increased peripheral circulation
  • Strength training resistance
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Improve balance and coordination
  • Endurance strengthening
  • Gait training and strengthening exercises can take place without causing further damage
  • Decreased pain sensitivity

What conditions does Aqua Therapy treat?

  • Lower Back Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Obesity
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Post Surgical Debilitation
  • Orthopedic Injuries

What can I expect?

At Oklahoma Physical Therapy, our trained physical therapists will conduct a clinical examination to determine the cause of the pain and then a customized treatment plan just for you will be created. Our treatment plan may consist of:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Water Exercises which are performed alongside one of our trained physical therapists.
    • You do not need to know how to swim in order to perform aquatic exercises as the exercises can be performed while holding onto the side of the pool or with the use of a flotation device.
  • Aquatic Bodywork
    • A series of flowing moments and stretches guided by our trained physical therapist

If you are experiencing any of these conditions, please give us a call today at (405) 749-6281 or visit our website at to set up an appointment!

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