Aquatic physical therapy is one way that we at Crōm Rehabilitation work towards our mission of helping patients reach their personal rehabilitation goals.Different types of therapy are optimally beneficial for patients with various medical conditions. Aquatic therapy, in particular, is often included in a patient’s therapy plans because water has long been known to be useful for therapeutic purposes.
We put the therapeutic qualities of water to use with personalized plans for incorporating aquatic therapy into a patient’s physical therapy journey.
Each patient that comes into our rehabilitation clinic in Houston, Texas, may have different goals in mind for what they’d like to accomplish with physical therapy. Aquatic therapy can be the answer to reaching these goals for patients with a variety of conditions, including joint pain, muscle weakness, injury recovery, or post-operative care.
Our physical therapy team is able to help you in many ways that might not otherwise be possible without techniques implemented through aquatic therapy. Water’s buoyancy, hydrostatic pressure, and other therapeutic aspects make your physical therapy goals easier to achieve. Our physical therapy professionals can help you to benefit from these qualities by designing a specialized aquatic therapy plan that’s just right for your specific journey.
They may more easily guide your movements during aquatic therapy. Being in the water could allow you to work on exercises that may be too difficult otherwise. For some, simple movements may still be all that is possible. For others, aquatic yoga or pilates may be what gets them to where they want to be.
Aquatic therapy isn’t reserved only for the treatment of a highly-specific condition. It may actually be very beneficial to a wide variety of patients at Crōm Rehabilitation. To help them reach their goals, patients with fibromyalgia, arthritis, or who are in recovery from a serious injury like a bone fracture may all have aquatic therapy integrated into their treatment plans.
We are proud to provide our patients with aquatic therapy because it offers so much that positively affects rehabilitative progress. Just entering the water can often do a lot of good, as the warmth and gentle pressure when submerged relaxes muscles and eases pain. The time in the water itself can help because it offers a moment of joint relief in a safe space. While engaged in aquatic therapy, you don’t have to feel fear of falling as much. Time spent in aquatic therapy may even be considered fun, with many patients enjoying getting to spend time moving in the water. This enjoyable form of therapy is additionally highly productive. The buoyancy of water makes exercise easier to achieve, but water’s resistance means that patients can get more from the same movements than they would on land.
Aquatic therapy is a great choice for many patients. We can help you achieve your specific goals through specialized aquatic therapy techniques. The treatment you receive will be completely individualized so you can get exactly what you need out of the aquatic therapy process. If you’re interested in learning more about what aquatic therapy could do for you, reach out to us and we’ll get the ball rolling.