Aquatic therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy. Water has been, and still remains, the best environment to achieve full function regardless of the injury.
Water improves motion and flexibility. The warmth of the water (92°F) and its massaging effects allow muscles to relax while helping to reduce pain. The natural buoyancy reduces gravitational pull and lessens compressive forces, making exercises easier to perform in water than on land. Best of all, aquatic therapy can be used even if a patient does not know how to swim.
Aquatic therapy at Skaggs Outpatient Rehabilitation is often used in conjunction with land-based rehabilitation.
Advantages of the SwimEx Resistance Pool are:
- Allows various levels of aquatic therapy activity; even in the acute stages of rehab - helping to raise morale.
- Provides the easy maintenance of physical conditioning throughout the entire rehab process.
- Allows the principles of water to counteract gravity and supply support, thus reducing pain and swelling while providing earlier and more effective aquatic therapy rehabilitation exercises.
- Provides a resistive wall of water as an effective and safe means of performing strengthening, functional and sports-specific activities.
- Post-injury treatment and rehabilitation
- Pre-surgical strengtening and range of motion
- Post-surgical rehabilitation
- Pain management
- Orthopedic conditions
- Neurological conditions
- Back pain
- Sports Medicine
Skaggs Orthopedic, Neurology & Spine Center
121 Cahill Road, Suite 101
Branson, MO 65616
Fax: (417) 335-7105
15765 State Hwy 13, #7
Reeds Spring, MO 65737