Our Lewes (Route 24, Angola area) location provides highly skilled physical therapy with a variety of services. We believe in getting our patients to a pain-free life by offering treatment for orthopedic conditions, balance, women’s health, pediatrics, and LSVT Parkinson’s therapy. Using manual therapy, special and individualized exercise programs, aquatic therapy, and other interventions such as dry needling, we get our patients on the right path to recovery!
Pediatric Physical Therapy
The goal of pediatric physical therapy is to help children reach their maximum level of independence. At Aquacare, we have the benefit of being able to provide both gym-based and aquatic play-based therapy to help children reach this goal.
In the gym, we use play to help children gain strength, and flexibility, improve coordination, reach motor milestones, and improve independent mobility. We can customize their exercise plan based on the child’s needs and abilities, using equipment such as physio balls, resistance bands, treadmills, and of course, toys!
LSVT BIG Program for Parkinson’s
This program is designed to meet the needs of individuals with Parkinson’s Disease by using large amplitude based exercise for re-education of the sensorimotor system. LSVT was developed in 1987 using larger movements to recalibrate the brain’s perception of movement size which reduces with Parkinson’s Disease. LSVT BIG is the only evidenced based treatment protocol for Parkinson’s patients.
- 16 one hour sessions, 4 days per week for 4 weeks with one on one instruction. Programs are tailored to each person’s specific needs. Homework to be completed daily.
- All exercises are modelled by the therapist with patient then completing with therapist correcting form.
- BIG walking is completed at each session in various settings to simulate community ambulation. Focus is on arm swing, increasing endurance and safety.
- Functional tasks are addressed at each session determined by the patient’s individual need.
As the brain begins to recalibrate the size of movement, the patient is better able to move with more “normal” movements. Once the program is completed, the patient is provided an ongoing home exercise program. With diligence, patients see an improvement in quality of movement.
Ongoing studies consistently show the positive effect of exercise on slowing the progression of Parkinson’s Disease.
If pain or muscle soreness is keeping you from your favorite activity, let Aquacare Physical Therapy’s certified dry needling specialists help.
Offering one-on-one, hour-long sessions. Call today to be scheduled within 24-48 hours.
Dry needling has been proven to:
- Release muscle tightness
- Increase blood flow
- Reduce pain.
During your dry needling session, a thin needle is inserted into the musculoskeletal area causing you pain. After a short time, the needle is removed and the muscle is released.
You may experience some soreness or pain for a short time following your session.