Aquatic Therapy

“I look forward to my Aquatic Therapy. The staff is very friendly. Heidi and Julie are my Physical Therapists. They have the patience to explain everything to me and help me out. Heidi even speaks Spanish making it easier for me to understand her. Heidi goes above and beyond to help me with my pain. Not only are my Physical Therapists nice but their aids are also very friendly. I’m extremely pleased with my results and the great service at PROCare Physical Therapy.”– Maria D.


Aquatic Therapy is perfect for patients of all ages that need to improve their movement and function while unloading the weight of their bodies. Performing specific exercises and activities in water allows for improved strength, coordination of muscle groups, reduction of swelling and enhanced nervous system feedback.


Helping Patients with Arthritis

Aquatic Therapy is perfect for treating arthritic joints. The water helps to provide compression, resulting in less swelling. In addition, the buoyancy of the water unweights the joint, allowing greater range of motion without the weight of the body compressing your joints together. Water resistance allows for use of numerous muscles groups around the affected joint, increasing strength and coordination of supporting muscles.


Walking and Strengthening

If you are having difficulty with walking due to coordination or pain, Aquatic Therapy may be right for you. The ability to walk with less weight and resistance in the water can have significant improvements in one’s ability to walk. The resistance of the water strengthens a wide variety of muscles through the torso, pelvis and legs. The uniform resistance of the water also allows for unique feedback to the nervous system, improving coordination with walking.

Conditions Helped by Aquatic Therapy:

  • Arthritis
  • Total Joint Replacement Rehabilitation
  • Post-Surgery (Rotator Cuff Repair, ACL, etc.)
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Hip, Knee, Ankle and Foot Pain
  • Decondition Rehabilitation
  • Difficulty with Walking and Balance Disorders
  • Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Enhancement