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Aquatic Therapy in The Woodlands and Houston

If you have a painful musculoskeletal condition or injury, aquatic therapy can help you rebuild strength without putting unnecessary stress on your joints. The team at Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers in The Woodlands and Houston incorporates aquatic therapy into treatment plans for conditions ranging from arthritis to herniated discs. Call Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers or schedule a consultation online today for expert diagnosis and personalized treatment.

Aquatic Therapy Q & A

What is aquatic therapy?

Aquatic therapy is a type of physical rehabilitation that takes place in a safe and controlled water environment. It’s an excellent option if you have a painful joint condition and need to limit the pressure or weight you put on them. For example, it can be a crucial component of treatment plans for:

  • Arthritis
  • Neurological diseases
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Joint replacement recovery
  • Surgery recovery
  • Sports, dance, or other musculoskeletal injuries
  • Generalized muscle weakness

Aquatic therapy is provided by one of the experienced and licensed physical therapists at Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers. The help you work through your rehabilitation program, improving your function, and reducing pain. They adjust the depth of the water to meet your needs, and you don’t need to know how to swim.

What treatments are included in aquatic therapy?

The team at Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers customizes your aquatic therapy program to meet your specific needs. Depending on your needs, your aquatic therapy plan could include:

  • Range-of-motion exercises
  • Muscle strengthening
  • Endurance building
  • Conditioning
  • Core strengthening
  • Agility training

The team at Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers provides comprehensive exams and consultations to identify the condition at the root of your pain. They design your treatment plan to include a combination of therapies to relieve your pain and address the underlying issue for long-term wellness.

Your provider might combine aquatic therapy with other treatments, including chiropractic care, manual therapies, and laser treatments. This multidisciplinary approach delivers a customized approach to improving your physical and overall wellness.

What are the benefits of aquatic therapy?

The buoyancy of water supports your movement, which reduces stress on your joints and muscles. This allows you to participate in physical activities without putting excessive strain on your body.

Water also provides gentle resistance, which can help you increase your muscle strength, endurance, and balance. You can increase your mobility, reduce your pain, and enhance your aerobic capacity, allowing you to get back to your regular activities safely. Many men and women also find that aquatic therapy helps reduce stress.

Specialized treatments offered by Houston Spine and Rehabilitation

  • Kinisio-taping
  • Graston
  • 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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