People who can benefit from aquatic therapy

Who Needs Aquatic Therapy

More people these days are turning to aquatic therapy for treating pain or an injury. Aquatic therapy is a type of physical therapy that is practiced in a pool of water. Some of the benefits of aquatic therapy include:

  • It is gentle on the bones and joints
  • It provides natural support to help you balance
  • It can help cushion falls and impacts
  • It is naturally resistant, so it forces your muscles to work harder

Aquatic therapy is not the same as aquatic exercising. While aquatic exercising may be great, aquatic therapy is guided by a healthcare professional who knows what kind of aquatic activities are best for your physical condition.

Who needs aquatic therapy?

If you have chronic pain or an injury, you may be wondering if aquatic therapy is right for you. People with all sorts of conditions can benefit from aquatic therapy. Here are some of the common conditions it is used to treat:

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Post-surgical recovery

Don’t worry if you don’t see your condition in this list. Aquatic therapy can be used to treat a lot more. Talk with a physical therapist at Excel Sports and Physical Therapy today about aquatic therapy to find out if it’s right for you.

Contact Excel Sports and Physical Therapy for aquatic therapy

The physical therapists at Excel Sports and Physical Therapy are skilled in treating many conditions and injuries. Our team members are trained to use a variety of techniques, including:

  • Hands-on therapy
  • Dry needling
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Massage therapy and more

Aquatic therapy can be a great addition to a complete physical therapy treatment. At Excel Sports and Physical Therapy, we personalize your treatment to best fit your needs as an individual. Treatment depends on your injury or condition, your age, your fitness and your recovery goals.

We strive to develop excellent treatments that help reduce pain, build strength and restore mobility. Contact Excel Sports and Physical Therapy today to speak with a physical therapist and discover if aquatic therapy is right for you. We look forward to being a part of your journey toward a healthy body.