At Core Physical therapy, we know that certain conditions and injuries are best treated while you are in water maintained at therapeutic temperatures. Aquatic or water therapy, provides a safe, effective environment to positively impact movement, strength and function.
Aquatic therapy uses buoyancy to support your weight, reducing the pain and stress placed on specific muscles and joints and enabling greater freedom. Warm water also allows muscle to relaxation and increased blood flow to injured areas.
Water therapy can also help you function at levels not possible on land, without fear of falling, which affords physical gains and positive reinforcement. Aquatic therapy boosts general conditioning and strength; it’s also used to treat a variety of conditions:
Multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease of the central nervous system
Muscular dystrophy (MD), progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass