What is Aquatic Therapy?

  • Head to Toe PT performs aquatic therapy on site at the Health Club and Spa. The pool is approximately 4 ft. deep and maintained at 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Patients are joined by their therapists in the pool  to assist with exercises and provide hands-on assistance.  You do not have to be a swimmer to participate in or benefit from water therapy.
  • Patients are able to participate in a combination of land-based and aquatic-based therapy options depending on their individual needs.
  • Aquatic therapy offers many advantages and benefits to individuals recovering from all phases of injury or illness. The scope of patient diagnoses treated in our pool is surprisingly vast, encompassing everything from post-surgical, non-surgical, orthopedic, rheumatologic, and neurological to chronic pain.

A Few Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

  • Buoyancy.  This reduces the effects of gravity, eliminating stress on muscles and joints.
  • Resistance.  Water resists rapid movement, which helps increase muscle strength.  Equipment with increased surface area is used to increase strength in the pool.
  • Decrease in pain. Immersion in warm water increases an individual’s comfort, by increasing blood supply to sore muscles and promoting relaxation. Weight relief to weakened body structures also creates additional comfort.
  • Improved balance. The uniform pressure of the water along with buoyancy provides support to your body which allows you increased time to react without the fear of falling or getting hurt.