When it comes to patient recovery, PVHC believes in delivering top-notch care options, like aquatic physical therapy, to help you get back to yourself sooner.
If you’re currently recovering from an illness or injury that requires rehabilitation and traditional physical therapy or independent exercise repeatedly causes a flare in symptoms, aquatic physical therapy may be a great option to meet your health and wellness goals.
Let’s dive deeper into understanding what aquatic physical therapy is and how it works.
Aquatic physical therapy, or “pool therapy,” is exercise performed in the water. Aquatic therapy often enables patients to successfully perform exercises they likely could not do on land. It often takes place in modified pools that include supportive elements such as stairs, handrails, seating, chair lifts and water-specific exercise tools and equipment.
Progress during this phase often leads to more tolerance once returned to land-based programs and can serve to facilitate a more successful rehabilitation and recovery.
Water’s physical and restorative properties make aquatic therapy a safe, progressive form of rehabilitation, allowing patients to begin an early, more efficient recovery.
By incorporating the many benefits of aquatic therapy, our physical therapists can create a comprehensive treatment plan that meets each patient’s specific needs, and then, slowly and carefully, guide their recovery.
Aquatic physical therapy is a treatment option for patients of all ages.
Conditions most often referred include patients with:
Certainly ask your physician or physical therapist if you think aquatic rehab might meet your needs.
Although suitable for many patients and many diagnoses, aquatic therapy is not recommended for those with:
Aquatic therapy is covered by Medicare when done in a Medicare-approved pool. Most other insurance plans also cover Aquatic therapy, but if they don’t, many pool programs offer cash rates.
After their insurance-based recovery is complete, many patients opt to remain as a cash patient, performing more independent or supervised group classes that will help maintain their fitness and health for the long-term.
Aquatic therapy is a fun and comfortable way to work out and offers many of the same benefits as land-based exercise with minimal risk.
PVHC houses two pools inside our physical therapy clinics at our La Verne and Chino Hills-Grand locations.
Both pools are Medicare-certified and offer:
If you’re interested in exploring aquatic physical therapy, we’d be happy to introduce you to it! Contact us today to schedule your consultation. Your health and healing are our top priority.
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