Our facility is equipped with its own pool exclusively for Aquatic Therapy. Aquatic Therapy is a form of physical therapy that uses the resistance of water combined with the body’s natural buoyancy to enhance the therapy. Water resistance eliminates the need for complicated machines and heavy weights, while your body’s buoyancy significantly improves stabilization and reduces stress on the joints and tendons. This combination allows for therapy with reduced pain and can significantly decrease recovery time.
Warm water facilitates muscle relaxation and increases peripheral circulation. Viscosity of water provides resistance for strength training. Warm water stimulates body awareness, balance, and trunk stability. The reduction of gravitational forces in the pool allows the patient to stand and begin gait training and strengthening exercises without causing further damage to healing structures. Warm water and buoyancy results in decreased pain sensitivity. Improvement of patient morale and confidence can be established by providing a positive medium in which to function.
Our focus, when making an individualized post-operative therapy plan, is to decrease pain and recovery time as much as possible. We make our treatment plans to give the best success to recovery while focusing on strengthening and stretching techniques that will prevent future injuries.
Many times, doctors recommend pre-operative therapy to their patients. If you have been referred for pre-operative therapy or you just want to ensure the best success rate prior to a procedure, we have the experience needed to make the perfect plan for you.
When you are facing any procedure, we encourage you to call and set up an appointment with a licensed physical therapists as soon as possible. We can sit down with you before your operation and go through the recovery process with you so that you know exactly what you are facing. You can rest assured that no matter what procedure you are having you will not face recovery alone, we are here to help you every step of the way. To find out more about our other specialized services, please select an option below:
At Toepperwein Physical Therapy,
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NUMBER ONE priority.