Using the weightlessness of water to take pressure off joints and reduce pain
Patients who may not tolerate traditional physical therapy often have success starting with aquatic therapy. The weightlessness one feels in water is often helpful in taking pressure off joints, reducing pain. Physical therapy performed in the water can also use the resistance of the water's current to help strengthen muscles and improve cardiovascular endurance.
Aquatic therapy can be effective in treating a number of conditions including:
- Arthritis/joint pain
- Athletic/cardiovascular training
- Back pain
- Brain injury
- Foot, ankle or knee pain
- Gait training
- Joint replacement
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- And more
If you believe you may benefit from aquatic therapy, request a referral from your physician. To schedule an appointment for aquatic therapy, call the clinic nearest year where aquatic therapy is available:
ProHealth Care's medical campus
240 Maple Ave.
ProHealth Medical Group
1185 Corporate Center Drive
ProHealth West Wood Health & Fitness Center
2900 Golf Road
ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital
725 American Ave.