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Aquatic Therapy

At Avenues Physical Therapy Clinic, we access Cheyenne Aquatic Center in Lion’s Park for our Aquatic Therapy Program. Aquatic physical therapy can be a complete treatment, or can be in combination with other clinic based treatment. What is appropriate for each individual patient is determined by the physical therapist.

This technique of therapy is perfect for patients of all ages that need to improve their movement and function while unloading the weight of their bodies. Performing specific exercises and activities in aquatic therapy allows for improved strength, coordination of muscle groups, reduction of swelling and enhanced nervous system feedback.

 

Aquatic Physical Therapy interventions are designed to improve:

  • Function
  • Aerobic capacity/endurance conditioning
  • Balance, coordination and agility
  • Body mechanics and postural stabilization
  • Flexibility
  • Gait and locomotion
  • Relaxation
  • Muscle strength, power, and endurance

 

Helping arthritis

Aquatic therapy is perfect for treating arthritic joints. The water helps to provide compression, resulting in less swelling. In addition, the buoyancy of the water unweights the joint, allowing greater range of motion without the weight of the body compressing joints together. Water resistance allows for use of numerous muscles groups around the affected joint, increasing strength and coordination of supporting muscles.

 

Walking and Strengthening

If you are having difficulty with walking due to coordination or pain, aquatic therapy may be right for you. The ability to walk with less weight and resistance in the water, can have significant improvements in one’s ability to walk. The resistance of the water strengthens a wide variety of muscles through the torso, pelvis and legs. The uniform resistance of the water also allows for unique feedback to the nervous system, improving coordination with walking.

 

Conditions helped by aquatic therapycall

  • Arthritis
  • Total joint rehabilitation
  • Post-surgery
  • Shoulder pain
  • Low back pain
  • Hip, knee and ankle pain
  • Rehabilitation after injury
  • Difficulty with walking
  • Sports rehabilitation

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