Our state of the art Aquatic Therapy Pool will allow patients to increase strength and range of motion while placing minimal stress on the joints. HydroWorx’s underwater treadmill is revolutionizing physiotherapy. The aquatic treadmill allows the user to correctly simulate land-based walking and exercise without the bodyweight and joint impact forces. If you are trying to find Aquatic Therapy Near Me, contact Premier Therapy Solutions in Boca Raton. 561-672-7613
WHAT EXACTLY IS AQUATIC THERAPY?
Aquatic therapy is physical therapy that takes place in a pool or other aquatic environment under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional. Aquatic therapy is also known as water therapy, aquatic rehabilitation, aqua therapy, pool therapy, therapeutic aquatic exercise or hydrotherapy.
In the United States, those who can perform water therapy are legally regulated medical professionals with the correct scope of practice and the ability to use the American Medical Association (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes. Aquatic therapy is considered an add-on certification for physical therapists and athletic trainers who often work closely with occupational therapists and exercise physiologists to develop a plan of care for each client.
Common goals of aqua therapy programs include:
- Reducing stress and promoting relaxation
- Assisting with gait and locomotion
- Enhancing aerobic capacity
- Building muscle strength and endurance
- Improving balance and coordination
- Improving flexibility
Water therapy is different from aquatic exercise or aquatic fitness because it is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialty that requires the involvement of a trained professional and is covered by many insurance providers due to the personalized nature of the treatment. Aquatic exercise does not need to be supervised by a trained professional. It is also not covered by insurance, and it often takes place in a group setting that includes multiple people with different levels of physical fitness.
Aquatic therapy should not be confused with adaptive aquatics, either. Adaptive Aquatics is the process of teaching people with disabilities how to swim safely in the water. Water therapy does not focus on teaching clients how to swim.
Water therapy services are generally offered in hospitals, sports medicine clinics, and traditional outpatient rehabilitation centers. Senior living centers may also provide aquatic therapy services as a way to encourage their residents to maintain or improve fitness levels, balance, and strength.
Compared to other forms of physical therapy, water therapy results in a higher client compliance rate and less pain throughout the recovery process. Opportunities to significantly minimize the pain a client experiences should be taken seriously because, with less pain, a client can enjoy a higher quality of life.
Another important advantage of water therapy is that it can often begin before land-based therapy. For athletes looking to get back into competition, or busy professionals who want to recover from surgery as quickly as possible, this makes a water-based program the natural choice.
Water therapy may be helpful for clients suffering from the following conditions:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Sprains and strains
- Spinal cord injury
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Orthopedic injuries
- Lower back pain
- Joint replacement surgery recovery
- Joint reconstruction surgery recovery
- Idiopathic joint pain
- Chronic pain
- Cerebral palsy
- Balance disorders
- Arthroscopic surgery recovery
People of all ages can enjoy water therapy benefits, including children with special needs and senior citizens. A trained therapist can create a session that takes into account any age-related physical limitations to promote a positive therapeutic experience.
Our team at Premier Therapy Solutions would love to help get you back on your feet doing what you love. Contact us today! 561-672-7613