Aquatic therapy is an exercise-based therapy to improve relaxation, fitness, wellness and physical rehabilitation. Exercising while partially or fully submerged in water can help improve range of motion and flexibility while putting limited stress on the body.
After an illness, injury or surgery, a patient is more sensitive to pain. A patient’s movement may be limited and they may not be able to bear weight on the affected area. Patients can rapidly improve mobility, strength and function with the assistance of aquatic therapy. The buoyancy of water supports the body, provides assistance to movement and increases circulation.