Aquatic Therapy

This program is available at the following locations:

Escondido-Valley, CA

At PTHC, we strive to provide comprehensive physical therapy for a variety of patients. That's why we are excited to inform you of our Aquatic Therapy program. Research has shown that utilization of aquatic therapy can reduce rehabilitation time by 40 to 50 percent, which means that you will be up and running even sooner.

Benefits:

  • Reduces pressure on joints by decreasing the effect of gravity
  • Therapy can begin sooner than on land
  • Improves flexibility and increases range of motion
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Decreases muscle guarding and spasms
  • Reduces pain
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Decreases fear of falling
  • Eliminates passive modalities
  • Exercises are performed in a functional position

What Types of Patients are Appropriate for Aquatic Therapy?

  • Patients with weight-bearing precautions
  • Ankle, knee, or hip sprains/fractures
  • Joint replacements
  • Overuse syndromes
  • Arthritis
  • Frozen shoulders
  • Multiple injuries
  • Patients who are unable to tolerate impact stresses
  • Post surgical patients: ACL repair, meniscus repair, rotator cuff repair laminectomy, IDET, etc.
  • Chronic pain/Fibromyalgia