Aqua Therapy & Underwater Treadmill

The term "aquatic therapy" is physical therapy conducted in the water and uses the properties of the water (resistance and buoyancy) to help patients increase strength without joint stress, improve mobility, improve balance without the fear of falling, and most importantly, decrease pain!

Top 10 Benefits Of Aqua Therapy

  1. Pain control and muscle relaxation due to warmth 92 degrees
  2. Buoyancy of water unloads the joints which decreases pain, increases range of motion, and improves balance and postural awareness.
  3. Decreases muscle tone and muscle spasms; an ideal environment for improving flexibility
  4. Early gait/walking training begins post op with less weight bearing, balance activities and training in safe environment
  5. Reduces the risk and fear of falling
  6. Hydrostatic pressure reduces swelling, improves lung capacity, improves cardiac output, and improves circulation which aides in healing
  7. Resistive properties and turbulence improve strength and endurance
  8. Improved mood and mental outlook, decreases stress, insomnia, depression, anger, and anxiety
  9. Increases patient compliance and patient satisfaction
  10. Rehab starts sooner and recovery is faster after injury/surgery
How can a HydroWorx pool with an underwater treadmill and video analysis help?

Underwater treadmill running and massage hose:

  1. Water provides low-impact and low weight bearing which minimizes risk of injury or undue stress. The weight of a human body is reduced up to 90 percent, depending upon the depth of the water. This means a 150-pound person carries as little as 15 lbs. when submerged.
  2. Water's hydrostatic pressure affects the muscles of inspiration (breathing), improves lung capacity, and improves cardiopulmonary conditioning.
  3. Variable speed underwater treadmill with directional jets adds resistance to improve posture, endurance, and stability.
  4. Additionally, all HydroWorx pools come with a deep tissue massage hose to deliver a soothing post-session cool down that strips away lactic acid, resulting in decreased soreness.
  5. Underwater video camera allows patients to observe and correct posture and improve gait pattern.

Aqua Therapy Can Help?

  • Neck and back pain
  • Bulging discs
  • Sports injuries
  • Joint sprains, muscle sprains
  • Post-operative rehab
  • Total joint replacement
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Ankle injuries
  • ACL reconstructions recovery
  • Osteoarthritis/osteoporosis
  • Fibromyalgia/chronic pain
  • Balance/gait disorders
  • Orthopedic/Neurologica