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How is Aquatic Therapy Beneficial?

Aquatic therapy is a unique setting that allows individuals to move with reduced stress on their joints.  It provides multi-directional resistance that aids in full body strengthening in a low impact setting.  The water is set at 89-90 degrees providing therapeutic benefits such as reduced irritation, swelling and pain levels.  Simply put, you can move around easier with less pain and get stronger quicker!

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. 

Why Aqua Therapy?

Due to the benefits of the water, almost everyone can benefit from the pool. This includes small children, athletes and adults of all ages, abilities and levels.  Research has shown that a combination of land and aquatic therapy promotes different muscle activation and improved healing quicker than just land therapy alone.

Who Would Benefit From Aquatic Therapy?

Most commonly seen diagnosis include: pediatrics, fibromyalgia, arthritis, motor vehicle accidents, balance impairments, general deconditioning, sports injury, shoulder injury and low back pain. As well as:

  • Arthritis (osteo or rheumatoid) 

  • Sports Injury / Recovery & Performance 

  • Motor Vehicle Injury 

  • Upper Extremity Injury 

  • Lower Extremity Injury 

  • Balance Impairments 

  • General Deconditioning 

  • Low Back Pain 

  • Impaired Circulation 

  • Chronic Edema 

  • Heart Disease 

  • Stroke Recovery 

  • Neurological Injury 

  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy 

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.

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