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Welcome to Our Aquatic Physical Therapy Clinic

Pomona Valley Health Centers in Chino Hills and La Verne, California, offer in-clinic aquatic physical therapy. This type of rehabilitation is ideal for patients seeking treatment for conditions that make bearing weight difficult or painful.  

Our aquatic therapy programs help our diverse patient population successfully manage and overcome a broad spectrum of physical disorders.

Patients participating in water-based rehabilitation programs improve balance, ambulation, cardiorespiratory fitness, and muscle strength while minimizing the likelihood of exercise-related injury or strain.

If you think aquatic physical therapy could be right for you, please get in touch with Pomona Valley Health Centers representatives to schedule an evaluation today.

How Does Aquatic Physical Therapy Work?

All patients receive a comprehensive evaluation by our certified physical therapists before engaging in any type of exercise-based rehabilitation. This initial assessment allows the rehabilitation team to accurately determine the patient’s needs and capacity for physical activity before designing a rehabilitation plan.

If aquatic physical therapy is integrated into the patient’s treatment plan, sessions will be scheduled with a qualified clinician instructor who will guide the therapy.

Aquatic therapy can be an appropriate strategy regardless of water abilities – it is not necessary to know how to swim to participate, and the pools are equipped with lifts for accessibility. Patients will need a bathing suit and towel, and appropriate shoes for poolside. Sessions are typically between 30 minutes and one hour, depending on where the patient is on their recovery journey.

What are the Benefits of Aquatic Physical Therapy?

Aquatic therapy offers numerous advantages over traditional land therapy to patients of all ages. The gravity-free environment allows patients a more excellent range of motion earlier in recovery and accelerates functional mobility. Patients who struggle to stand unassisted will not risk injury from falls or slips. Because patients can see and experience progress early in their rehabilitation, they often feel encouraged to participate more robustly and enthusiastically in their recovery.

Aquatic therapy allows a wide variety of targeted exercises to be performed safely. The resistance in the water will enable patients to build muscle strength and endurance while enhancing coordination and balance.

Understanding Aquatic Physical Therapy

Aquatic therapy is a type of physical rehabilitation conducted in a temperature-controlled pool. It is an effective strategy for patients seeking to improve strength and manage chronic pain without applying unnecessary pressure or strain on joints. Patients with neuromuscular disorders or musculoskeletal injuries can relieve symptoms safely and effectively under the guidance of trained and certified physical therapists. Aquatic therapy is often recommended for patients experiencing the following:

  • Back injuries
  • Chronic pain
  • Disordered balance
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Joint replacements
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Stroke recovery

Moreover, aquatic physical therapy can facilitate recovery in patients who have undergone surgical interventions. Aquatic physical therapy is an effective tool for strength building because it allows patients to use the weight of the water as resistance without needing weights or gravity.

Contact us today to learn more or schedule an appointment.

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