Water can be the ideal environment for rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery or injury or for people who have chronic conditions that cause joint pain.
Randolph Health offers a full-service aquatic therapy program that can help you return to the activities you enjoy.
How Aquatic Therapy Helps
Aquatic therapy is used to supplement an exercise rehabilitation program by using water to improve a patient's ability to participate in activities that may be limited on land.
Aquatic therapy is an alternative for low-impact, efficient muscular and joint rehabilitation. Water provides a buoyant and supportive environment that lets people resume activities sooner than they might be able to on land.
Aquatic therapy can be used specifically to help improve or maintain:
- Balance and coordination
- Range of motion in joints
- Strength and endurance
- Muscle relaxation
- Joint stability
Aquatic therapy is beneficial for many medical conditions and helps you achieve optimal performance, getting you back to the things you enjoy doing. The physical and occupational therapists at Randolph Health design customized treatment plans to address your specific condition.
A few of the orthopedic problems that benefit from aquatic therapy include:
- Spine conditions
- Osteoarthritis and degenerative arthritis
- Sports injuries to the knee, leg, foot or ankle that limit weight-bearing activities. We use an underwater treadmill to allow athletes to return to running activities after injury or surgery earlier than they'd be able to on land.