Aquatic Therapy in Houston and The Woodlands
Trying to stay active and maintain your mobility and flexibility can be hard to do, especially if you have stiffness and pain in your joints. Understandably, it can be discouraging when you’re faced with pain as you try to keep a normal and healthy lifestyle. Thankfully, Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Center is here to help you regain control over your life and activity levels with aquatic physical therapy.
What is aquatic physical therapy?
Aquatic physical therapy is a specialized treatment method is conducted in a safe and controlled water environment. This is a type of therapy that is great for you if you cannot handle much pressure or weight on your joints.
The buoyancy property of water provides support for movement with less stress on joints and muscles. Water also can be used to create resistance and can help to increase muscle strength, endurance and balance. By undergoing aquatic therapy with Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Center, you can take part in physical activities again without putting too much strain on your body. This can not only improve your mobility, but it can even reduce your instances of pain, as well.
With the close assistance of a specially trained physical therapist, aquatic physical therapy can be highly beneficial for improving function and relieving pain. The water is adjusted to a level appropriate for each patient, so it is not necessary to know how to swim in order to participate! So long as you’re fine with being immersed in a body of water, then this type of physical therapy is ideal for helping you regain independence and mobility in your life.
Depending on the individual’s needs and goals, treatments may include:
- Range of motion exercises
- Strengthening, endurance and conditioning exercises
- Gait-training activities
- Core strengthening
- Agility training
Our physical therapists will work closely with you to figure out what the best course of action is for your personal situation so you get the maximum results and benefits with our aquatic physical therapy.
Aquatic physical therapy can benefit you if you’re affected by:
- Chronic illnesses such as arthritis or neurological disease
- Joint replacements
- Sports, dance or other musculoskeletal injuries
- Generalized muscle weakness
If you have any of the above illnesses or ailments, you’ll be pleased to know that aquatic physical therapy can greatly improve the quality of your life. Our physical therapists are thoroughly trained in this type of physical therapy and can help you pinpoint problem areas so you can regain your strength and get rid of agonizing pain.
Specialized treatments offered by Houston Spine and Rehabilitation:
- Active release technique
- Manual therapy
- Laser treatment
If you’re interested in receiving effective treatment for your pain and stiffness, please give us a call today. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff members are standing by, ready to answer any questions you may have.
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