Why Aquatic Therapy?
While swimming is a great exercise, we do not swim on dry land; we walk, run, bend, and carry loads. When the body cannot tolerate such activity, aquatic therapy is used to provide buoyancy which reduces pain from weight-bearing. This allows for improved tolerance of activity and supports progress towards goals. Training with our underwater treadmill is excellent for those who have painful hips, knees, and backs.
How does it work?
Once a patient steps into the treadmill chamber through the clear door, warm water is pumped into the chamber (500 gallons in 2.5 minutes). The treadmill can be adjusted forward or backward up to 10 mph for the recovering athlete or slowed to 0.5 mph to accommodate the weak and debilitated.
Contact us under the “For Patients” tab to make an appointment for aquatic rehabilitation or aquatic physical therapy today!