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Aquatic Therapy

Specializing in Orthopedics,
Sports and Spine Rehabilitation

Specializing in Orthopedics,
Sports and Spine Rehabilitation

McKenzie and Lymphedema
Certified Staff

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Specializing in Orthopedics,
Sports and Spine Rehabilitation

Aquatic Physical Therapy

Orthosports offers an on-site pool at our Amherst office, which is maintained near 90 degrees. Exercise programs are individualized, and not performed in a large class, but is limited to 1 or 2 people at one session.

Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy carefully integrates therapeutic exercises with the hydrodynamic principles of water and is directed by a licensed physical therapist. The goal is to take advantage of the properties of the water to assist the patient in attaining function sooner, especially with conditions that traditional treatment approaches are not tolerated. The water provides a perfect environment for rehabilitation of the entire body as it reduces or eliminates the effect of gravity.

Water is an excellent medium to provide needed support to the spine and extremities, and can be useful in assisting or resisting movement. A summarized list of benefits includes the following:

  • Decreased Weight Bearing
  • Decreased Mucscle Spasms
  • Decreased Edema
  • Decreased Pain
  • Increased Range of Motion
  • Decreased Weight Bearing
  • Decreased Mucscle Spasms
  • Decreased Edema
  • Decreased Pain
  • Increased Range of Motion

Indications for Aquatic Therapy

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Low Back Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Bursitis
  • Post-Surgery
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Reduced Endurance

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Indications for Aquatic Therapy

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Low Back Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Bursitis
  • Post-Surgery
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Reduced Endurance