Our aquatic therapy program capitalizes on the positive effects and benefits of being treated in the water. Water improves motion and flexibility. The warmth of the water and its massaging effects allow muscles to relax while helping to reduce pain. The natural buoyancy reduces gravitational pull and lessens compressive forces, therefore making exercises much easier to perform than on land.
Who is a good candidate for Aquatic Therapy?
Aquatic Therapy treats most musculoskeletal disorders, injuries, and pain. It also offers exceptional rehabilitation for joint replacements. It is also safe for a patient who do not know how or cannot swim, as a therapist is in the pool at all times with each patient. In addition, we have appropriate flotation devices as needed.
How long are aquatic therapy patients generally treated for?
It depends on the treatment required, but aquatic therapy patients usually participate in treatment for a few weeks for a shorter period of needed rehabilitation, to an on-going, consistent schedule for those patients needing more long-term therapy.
Aquatic Therapy Locations
Our Ocean Pines clinic offers our Aquatic Therapy program and treats onsite in our specially-made saltwater pool. The pool has varying depths between four and seven feet and maintains a warm temperature at all times of 92 degrees. It is accessible by both stairs and lift, for those needing assistance to get in or out of the pool. The pool is open year-round.