Aquatic Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

For the best outpatient aquatic therapy near you, visit Florence Rehabilitation Center. Our aquatic therapy courses and treatment plans cover a wide range of ailments that cause pain and positively influence your daily life. Facing a chronic illness or pain condition can feel overwhelming and discouraging. The difference between sinking into your ailment or fighting to stay active and encouraged can be as simple as attending physical therapy sessions. Aquatic physical therapy, also known as hydrotherapy or water therapy, can ease your pain while simultaneously increasing strength, flexibility, range of motion, and mood. This form of physical therapy is performed in a water environment. Our skilled aqua therapy physical therapists at Florence Rehabilitation Center have over 20 years of hydrotherapy experience and we are here to offer the relief you greatly deserve with our personalized treatment plans and compassionate care. 

What is Aquatic Physical Therapy?

Water therapy, or hydrotherapy, is a method of physical therapy conducted in a water environment (usually a pool). At Florence Rehabilitation Center, we have three pools that are ideal for performing various aquatic physical therapy exercises. Aquatic physical therapy is a beneficial way to rehabilitate without the impact that other physical therapy methods have on the body. The bouncy, resistance, and hydrostatic pressure of water facilitate rehabilitation without the strain and stress of high-impact physical activities. 

What Conditions Does Hydrotherapy Treat?

Aquatherapy can be beneficial for individuals with a wide range of musculoskeletal, neurological, and pain syndromes, including but not limited to:

  • Arthritis and joint conditions/diseases
  • Chronic back pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Muscle strains and sprains
  • Tendonitis
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Balance and coordination conditions
  • Muti[le sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Geriatric conditions
  • Many more!

Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

If you have pain syndromes like arthritis or back pain, the water buoyancy works against gravity to reduce the impact on your joints and allows for comfortable movement. Aquatic therapy also helps to build muscle strength without the impact of normal exercises. The water’s natural resistance works to increase strength without weights or high-impact movement. Additionally, the hydrostatic pressure of water and temperature regulation reduces inflammation, promotes circulation, and decreases pain. Water therapy can also improve flexibility and cardiovascular fitness in a gentle, low-impact way for those who find land-based exercise challenging and painful on the joints. When facing balance and coordination issues, water provides a naturally supportive method of working on balance and coordination without the risk of a fall or injury. An added benefit of aqua therapy is that water promotes relaxation in a soothing and comforting environment, usually reducing stress and improving mood.

Physical Therapy with Aquatic Therapy Near Me

Our skilled physical therapists at Florence Rehabilitation Center have spent over 20 years helping our community members in Florence reach your rehabilitation goals through experienced and compassionate care. When you choose Florence Rehab Center, you receive high-quality, evidence-based physical therapy treatment tailored to your specific needs. We are proud to have a team of skilled and experienced physical therapists who specialize in aquatic therapy. Our water therapy physical therapists actively involve you in your rehabilitation journey, and we take into account your preferences, concerns, and goals to tailor treatment plans accordingly.