Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy is offered onsite at TheraWest in a relaxed and soothing environment. Our heated Swimex pool is kept at a comfortable temperature for exercise and individualized therapy is designed to address a wide variety of orthopedic, spine and neurological problems for clients of any age. The SwimEx pool is the most advanced therapy pool in the world. It is used by professional sports teams like the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, and the LA Lakers. The patented SwimEx paddlewheel technology ensures a smooth even current that can be adjusted to both the most sensitive post operative patient and to challenge the competitive athlete. All therapy sessions are one-on-one with a licensed therapy professional.

Treatment Goals

  • Increase the range and ease of movement
  • Decrease muscle tension and pain providing general relaxation
  • Improve coordination and balance
  • Promote independent self-management

Aquatic Therapy offers an alternative form of rehabilitation but is often used in conjunction with traditional physical therapy. The physical properties of water can help reduce strain on joints and can assist in patient healing in addition to exercise tolerance.

Buoyance assists in supporting the weight of the patient. This decreases the amount of stress and impact to the joint. This aspect of aquatic therapy is especially useful for patients with arthritis, healing fractured bones, or who are overweight.

Viscosity of water provides an excellent source of resistance and allows for muscle strengthening without the need of weights. Using resistance combined with the water’s buoyancy allows a person to strengthen muscle groups with decreased joint stress. Hydrostatic pressure produces forces perpendicular to the body’s surface. This pressure provides joint positional awareness to the patient and also assists in decreasing joint and soft tissue swelling that results after injury or with arthritic disorders. Warmth of the water relaxes muscles and causes blood vessels to widen, increasing blood flow to injured areas. Patients with muscle spasms, back pain, and fibromyalgia find this aspect of aquatic therapy especially therapeutic.

For the low impact treatment of:

The Spine

  • Degeneratie Disc Disease/Arthritis
  • Bulging or Gerniated Discs
  • Post Surgery
  • Osteoporosis
  • Laminectomies

The Spine

  • Work Related Injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Balance Disorders
  • Athletic Injuries

The Spine

  • Lower Quarter Overuse Injuries
  • Knee and Ankle Problems & Dysfunctions
  • Post Operative Arthoscopies & Ligament Repairs
  • Rotator Cuff Rehabilitation
  • Post Operative Total Joint Replacement
  • Fractures

It is important to know, however, that aquatic therapy is not for everyone. People with cardiac disease should check with their doctor before attempting aquatic therapy. Patients with fevers, infections, or bowel/bladder incontinence are also not candidates for aquatic therapy. Always discuss this with your physician before beginning an aquatic therapy program.

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