What Are The Benefits of Aquatic Therapy?
Acquired brain injuries can often cause a dramatic effect on a person’s balance, gait, strength and flexibility. These types of injuries can also cause muscle weakness, making it that much more difficult to exercise those muscles in order to regain strength. Aquatic therapy is a great way to build strength.
Our Aquatic therapists specialize in:
- One on one instruction
- Soothing water and lessened distractions
- Lowered anxiety
- Deep breathing work
- Cardiovascular exercise
We believe our aquatic therapy program is unique and beneficial to our individuals for several reasons, including:
- A strong emphasis on the individual’s interests to create and obtain objectives.
- Active community involvement.
- Creative adaptations of activities.
- We address social, cognitive, physical and leisure needs of the individual.
- Can guide the trans-disciplinary team in person-centered and community-based rehab.
- We provide effective transition plans utilizing community resources and natural support to continue an active lifestyle post discharge.
- The weight bearing load is reduced up to 90% depending on the water depth
- The water supports joints and muscles, helping to improve balance
- It’s easier to perform movements that a patient may not be able to complete on land