What is Aquatic Therapy?
Aquatic Therapy (also known as Aqua Physiotherapy) is the treatment of a wide range of conditions in a heated pool environment. It utilises the:
- warmth of the water to relax muscles
- buoyancy to assist or resist movement
- weightlessness to decrease pain and stress on the joints
Which conditions will benefit?
Rehabilitation following surgery:
• Hip replacement
• Knee replacement
• Spinal surgery
• Shoulder surgery
• Ankle surgery
Acute or chronic back pain/post spinal surgery to improve core stability and assist to restore muscle strength
Mobilisation of stiff joints:
• Immobility following fracture healing
• Frozen shoulder
• Soft tissue injuries; rehabilitation after injury
• Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis
• Ankylosing Spondylitis
• Brain injury
Is Aquatic Therapy like Aqua Aerobics?
No. Your physiotherapist is in the water with you mobilising joints, assisting, progressing and monitoring your exercises.
What happens now?
Contact our Physiotherapy Department requesting a consultation with a Physiotherapist. Initially, you will be assessed at the clinic to see whether Aquatic Therapy is the appropriate treatment, to discuss your individual requirements and plan your Aquatic Therapy programme. Aquatic Therapy can be used in combination with your physiotherapy.
For more information, please contact our Physiotherapy Department
on 01279 602 632