Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic Therapy Laguna Hills, CA

Aquatic therapy is a wonderful complement to traditional land-based physical therapy. This type of therapy is also known as hydrotherapy or aquatic rehabilitation. At H2Orthopedic Physical Therapy, aquatic therapy is performed in our ON SITE, indoor pool heated to 92 degrees.

Goals of Aquatic Therapy

  • Reduce stress and promote relaxation
  • Improve flexibility, mobility, and range of motion
  • Build muscle strength, power, and endurance
  • Muscle re-education to improve coordination and balance
  • Assist with normalizing movement and gait
  • Increase aerobic capacity and improve circulation
  • Enhance and expedite the healing process

Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

  • Resistance in all planes of motion for muscle strengthening
  • Buoyancy to reduce weight-bearing stresses on aching muscles and joints
  • Hydrostatic pressure decreases inflammation which helps improve range of motion
  • Provides a soothing and relaxing environment for aching muscles and joints
  • Wave propagation and turbulence allow the physical therapist to gently manipulate your body and challenge balance
  • Helps many conditions, including arthritis, chronic pain, lower back pain, orthopedic injuries, sprains, strains, and tendonitis
  • It’s a lot of fun and improves patient compliance

Aquatic therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy involving rehabilitation performed in a warm water pool. It has the ability to improve range of motion and functionality while allowing the muscles to relax. The pool allows the patient to strengthen their body in a pain-free, buoyancy assisted environment. There is no need to know how to swim, as our pool is only 3 ½ feet deep and one of our therapists will always be guiding you. Aquatic therapy sessions begin with a warm-up including walking and stretching and progress from low-level exercises to more advanced strengthening exercises as tolerated. Aquatic therapy programs are tailored to meet your unique needs. No matter where you are experiencing pain, our skilled physical therapists will design a highly specific program just for you.

Aquatic therapy can assist in early recovery from an injury, surgery or medical condition that is affecting your ability to perform daily functional tasks. Our physical therapists are happy to integrate aquatic therapy into your treatment plan and our friendly office staff is always happy to answer any questions. Contact us at Laguna Hills, CA center to discuss your treatment today.

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