The recovery process for an injury or a surgical treatment that affects your movement generally involves
physical therapy. You need to strengthen your muscles and encourage tissue healing in a healthy, professional
environment to prevent further damage. For some people, the most effective type of therapy may take place in
Advanced Physical Therapy offers aquatic physical therapy for our patients who may not be strong
enough to benefit from other forms of therapy. Aquatic therapy may also be used in conjunction with our other
therapies as part of a patient's individual treatment plan.
Understanding How Aquatic Physical Therapy Works
Like any other type of therapy, aquatic therapy allows individuals to stretch and strengthen their bodies,
restoring mobility and functionality. However, aquatic therapy takes place in a pool or tank of warm water.
The temperature of the water soothes and relaxes the patient, and the water itself reduces the effect of
gravity on the individual, allowing him or her to stand and practice walking.
Aquatictherapy providesacalmand relaxing environment where patientscan focus on healing their bodies without overexerting themselves. The
warmwatercradlesand massages the body, looseningmusclesand improving circulation.
Choosing Aquatic Therapy
If non-aquatictherapies provetoo difficult rightafter your injury or surgery, try rebuilding your strength in our Hydro Trak 1101. Theaquatank is
meant for patients to useindividually, so you can focus on your health in a privateenvironment. You can soothe your muscles in the warmwater
or practice your gait on theincluded treadmill.
Many insurance plans cover aquatic therapy, so it can easily become a central point of your personal
treatment plan. And many patients successfully transition from aquatic therapy to more rigorous, non-aquatic
activities. If you want to see if aquatic therapy will work for you, call our Philadelphia, PA office at
to set up an appointment.