Aquatic Physiotherapy

Aquatic physiotherapy is physical therapy performed in the water that uses water resistance instead of weights.  It is a low to zero impact therapy used in rehabilitation after injury or for those with chronic illness. 

Aquatic physiotherapy is performed in pools or tubs at a comfortable temperature for patients with limited mobility or immobility.  It strengthens weak muscles and is highly beneficial for those who can no longer walk. This therapy is appropriate for those suffering diabetes, heart attack, stroke or obesity.  It has also been very effective for multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries and developmental and neurological disorders.

Exercises are customized to people of all ages and conditions.  Water allows patients to escape the limitations of gravity, helping them become stronger and gives them the ability to do more in the pool than they can on land. Aquatic therapy improves balance, endurance, range of motion, strength, circulation, and quality of life.

For more information on the benefits of hydrotherapy, healthcare practitioners such as naturopathic physicians, physiotherapists, and massage therapists, are trained in this therapeutic treatment.

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