Aquatic Physical Therapy
Aquatic Therapy provides an exciting treatment environment, offering a remarkable range of choices for rehabilitation. Populations that can benefit from Aquatic Therapy range from the post surgery professional athlete, total joint replacement patients, those who require limited weight bearing and more.
The Beneficial Effects of the Water’s Buoyancy:
- Allows an increased range of motion and strengthening while minimizing joint stress.
- Controls the weight that is placed on the joints
- Accelerates post operative rehabilitation leading to a quicker recovery
- Offers a comfortable environment for those who can’t tolerate land-based exercise.
The American Arthritis Foundation recommends Aquatic Rehabilitation and exercise for those suffering from arthritis because immersion in the water decreases the weight bearing through the lower extremity joints and allows exercises to be performed with less pain.
Aquatic Therapy is offered in our Lynbrook and New Hyde Park facilities.