Our Pawtucket clinic is home to Rhode Island’s only Hydroworx 3500 Therapeutic Pool where patients can move and exercise without the stress of gravity. We also have access to pools throughout Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts to accommodate those who live in other areas.
What is Aquatic Therapy?
For people experiencing pain when moving on land, we recommend aquatic therapy, as your body weight is reduced by about 90 percent! The buoyancy of water can take away almost all the pressure on your joints and spine.
The Hydroworx 3500 Therapeutic Pool offers an underwater treadmill, resistant swim jets, an attachable massage hose, and a heating unit that can create varied water temperatures.
How Does Aquatic Therapy Work?
Patients who have pain on land can start in an aquatic environment to work on their flexibility, strength, and balance while building up their muscle and endurance, giving them the baseline abilities needed before moving to land-based physical therapy.
How Do I Know If I Need Aquatic Therapy?
If you are interested in learning about aquatic therapy for your pain or condition, please call us at 401.726.7100. We can help you to schedule a free 15-minute consultation with a physical therapist to determine if aquatic therapy would help your recovery.