Hands- On Aquatic Therapy
Now This Is a Real Therapy Pool!
Aquacare Physical Therapy is “creating a wave in rehabilitation” offering the highest level of skilled aquatic therapy providers in the region. What sets us a part?
- Warm Water Pool
- Handicapped Accessible Motorized Lift
- Deep Water for Spinal Unloading
- Therapist Works One on One With Patient
Benefits of Aquatic Therapy
- The water allows you to improve your function without the impact on your joints and muscles. The natural buoyancy lessons compressive forces, making exercises much easier to perform than on land.
- A person immersed to the neck in water experiences an apparent loss of 90% of their body weight.
- In the aquatic environment, you can start moving immediately in a non-compressive environment within days of injury or surgery.
- Aquatic therapy has been shown by research studies to decrease joint inflammation due to hydrostatic pressure of water.
Questions and Answer
Q: Is Aquatic Therapy Covered By Insurance?
A: Third party payers, including Medicare, cover most aquatic therapy.
Q. What is the temperature of the pool?
A. Our pools are kept at a therapeutic temperature of 90-94 degrees Fahrenheit. These warmer temperatures are extremely important in decreasing muscle spasm and decreasing the pain that sometimes occurs when exercising an injured joint.
Q. What are the depths of our pools?
A. Our pools have a range in depths to accommodate various heights, varying from 3.5 feet to 4.5 feet. We also feature a deep-water area of 6-7 feet to allow for complete spinal/joint unloading.
Q. What if I can’t walk?
A. A poolside lift is available to assist you if you are unable to negotiate the stairs.
Q. Do I need to know how to swim?
A: No, we often have patients who do not know how to swim. Many of these patients are terrified of water, but once they work with our therapists, the water becomes their favorite part of therapy.
Q. Do I need to wear a bathing suit?
A. If a patient does not feel comfortable wearing a bathing suit, some patients will were a dark t-shirt and shorts.
Q. How can I find out if I may benefit from aquatic therapy?
A. A free screening can be performed by one of our physical therapists to determine if aquatic therapy is indicated for a client’s condition. Click here to request a screening.