Aquatic therapy is an innovative solution for chronic pain sufferers because it gently reduces pain and inflammation. Our therapy pool is kept at 92 degrees the optimal temperature for arthritis and pain management. The soothing warm water and gentle pressure applied to the skin calms the nervous system and limits hyperactive pain signals.
The buoyancy of the water supports your weight as you exercise, reducing stress on all joints. The viscosity of the water provides an ideal amount of resistance that works well in aquatic exercise programs. Aquatic therapy uses hydrostatic pressure to decrease swelling and inflammation, improving joint position awareness and proprioception, your body’s sense of where it is in a particular space. Plus, the warmth of the water increases blood flow to injured areas, which reduces pain caused by muscle spasms, fibromyalgia and more.
Importantly, aquatic therapy is not about swimming. Think of aquatic therapy as a physical therapy session in the water. Our skilled therapists will work with you to address any pains you have and educate you on how to manage them. They will also know your medical condition and can tailor each session to meet your needs. As you advance the level of your workout, the water’s resistive properties will allow you to push the limits of your strength without stressing your joints.