Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy, is a program of exercises performed in a pool or body of water designed to help relieve joint pain. Aquatic therapy is often selected by a physical therapist because the buoyancy of water takes pressure off of the joints at the same time that it allows for resistance training. Also the hydrostatic pressure of the water supports your body. As a result, the client gains the advantage of strengthening exercises with the least amount of stress on the damaged joint and the body.