Aquatic Therapy is a growing trend in physical therapy and sports medicine. Because it is a lot easier for patients who are experiencing pain to move in the water, therapists are able to use this method to treat everything from chronic conditions like osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis to acute problems like rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgery or an injury.
Water-based therapy offers the benefits of buoyancy, so it’s ideal for people who need to reduce stress on their bodies. In fact, when you move on land, you can place up to seven times your body weight on your leg joints each time you hit the ground.
St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine Physical Therapists conduct aquatic therapy sessions at the Town & Country Sports and Health Club pool in Wilder, KY. Sessions usually last 30-45 minutes and are typically covered by insurance upon a referral from a physician.
For more information about this program or to schedule a consultation, please call (859) 572-2360
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to read the article that was published in our Spring 2013 Issue of Healthy Neighbors