If you have mobility, pain, or weight-bearing limitations, aquatic therapy can be an effective part of your rehabilitation. It’s also know as aqua therapy, swim therapy, or hydrotherapy and is available adults and youth.
The benefits of aquatic therapy include:
- Decreased pain
- Increased functional mobility
- Improved posture, balance, and coordination
- Increased strength and endurance
- Improved range of motion
Aquatic therapy also eliminates the demands that gravity places on your body to relive stress on muscle and bones allowing individuals to move with less pain. Unlike recreation pools, our therapeutic pool maintains temperatures above 88 degrees to promote a relaxed and healing environment. Various water depths allow for treatment plans to be individualized based on our patient’s needs. Our pool isalso equipped with a lift, allowing access to all individuals.
Mercyhealth Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center–East in Janesville offers therapy for adults and youth recovering from:
- Joint replacement surgery
- Sprains and strains
- Back surgery and back injuries
- Effects of arthritis and fibromyalgia
- Sports injuries
If you are interested in receiving aquatic therapy, please contact your physician and ask for a referral.