Should I give aquatic therapy a try?

aquatic therapy

Water is essential to our lives in many ways. We drink it to stay hydrated. We wash our bodies, clothes and dishes in it. We wonder at its beauty and changeable nature. However, many people aren’t aware that water can also help them treat injuries and chronic health issues. 

Aquatic therapy, or hydrotherapy, is a type of physical therapy that’s performed in water. This type of therapy can help treat a wide range of injuries and conditions that you may be suffering from. In fact, in the hands of a great physical therapist, hydrotherapy can be a very powerful healing and pain-reducing tool.

Conditions that physical therapists can treat with aquatic therapy

Our physical therapists use hydrotherapy to help with many different conditions, including:

Some of the benefits that hydrotherapy can offer you

There are many benefits that hydrotherapy can offer for these and other injuries. Some of the benefits this form of therapy can provide are:

  • Reducing pressure on the joints during therapy
  • Relaxing and strengthening muscles
  • Decreasing inflammation and swelling
  • Increasing stability while doing therapeutic exercises
  • Reducing pain

Want to try aquatic therapy? Excel Sports & Physical Therapy  in Wentzville, MO, can help

At our Excel Sports and Physical Therapy clinic in Wentzville, Missouri, our team is well versed in a wide variety of physical therapy techniques. If you’re looking specifically for the benefits provided by aquatic therapy, our team can help you create a treatment plan that includes this and other physical therapy techniques that may help to reduce your pain.

We also offer complimentary screenings that can help reveal the source of your pain. Additionally, we can help patients who have difficulty leaving home with our at-home therapy and virtual care services. 

Contact our team today for more information about all the ways we can help you or to schedule your initial appointment.