AQUATIC THERAPY What is Aquatic Therapy? Our therapists use the resistance of water and specifically designed activities to enhance, restore, and maintain a person's functional abilities. Aquatic therapy is beneficial for both acute and chronic conditions. Treatment sessions can be in a group or individual. IS AQUATIC THERAPY RIGHT FOR YOU? Individuals with a variety of abilities and ages can participate in aquatic therapy. Those with back problems, knee injuries, hip injuries, and stroke survivors are just a few of the individuals who may benefit from aquatic therapy. Other conditions commonly treated with aquatic therapy include: Alzheimers and Dementia Disorders Chronic Pain and Arthritis Autism Fibromyalgia Cerebral Palsy Muscular Dystrophy THE BENEFITS Water supports the body, reduces joint stress, provides resistance and assists movement. Individuals can improve mobility, strength, and function during their healing process. Other benefits include: Improved muscle strength Increased cardiovascular function Reduced stress Decreased swelling Increased circulation Increased strength and endurance Increased range of motion and flexibility Improved balance and coordination SPECIALIZED SERVICES AND CLASSES Upon initial evaluation, an individual treatment will be recommended that could include: AquaStretch Ai Chi Massage Water Walking To maintain mobility, independence and quality of life, group aquatic therapy classes may be recommended as continued treatment.