Exercises Used in Your Aquatic Therapy Exercise Program

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You may have heard of the benefits of aquatic therapy and want to include it in your physical therapy plan. But, you may not know what type of exercises are involved in this type of physical therapy or how to structure them to provide the most benefit for you.

To understand and apply the techniques of aquatic therapy, you’ll need to find a physical therapy team that understands how this form of treatment works.

Excel Sports and Physical Therapy has been providing physical therapy services in Missouri for more than 30 years. We’ve used therapies like hydrotherapy to help many of our patients. Aquatic therapy can improve the results of physical therapy by adding resistance to exercises. And because of the buoyancy of the water, many people find the movements to be easier.

Structure of aquatic therapy at Excel Sports and Physical Therapy

One of the first things that you should understand about hydrotherapy is the structure of a session with this technique. Some of the parts of your water-based therapy sessions may seem familiar from your land-based therapy sessions.

Your session will always start with a warm-up period to make sure your muscles are ready to perform more complicated physical movements. You will then go through a series of exercises design to enhance your physical therapy process. Then, you will enjoy a cool-down period to help relax and soothe your muscles after their hard work.

Exercises used in aquatic therapy

As with the structure of your hydrotherapy sessions themselves, the exercises that our team may use in your aquatic rehabilitation sessions are like ones you may have used in your land-based therapy sessions. The exercises used may include familiar ones such as:

  • Sprints and jogging
  • Seated and standing leg lifts
  • Arm circles
  • Sidearm lifts

By performing these exercises in the pool, the Excel Sports and Physical Therapy team may be able to ensure that your therapy sessions are more productive and less painful for you as you go through your physical therapy process.

For more information about our aquatic therapy, contact our team today. You can also schedule an appointment and take the next step toward finding relief. Contact Excel Sports and Physical therapy today.