Aquatic therapy relies on the properties of water to counteract gravity and supply support. Low-impact exercise in soothing warm water (92 degrees) can help increase strength and flexibility without placing excess stress on your joints. Pediatric and adult patients, even those who don’t swim, may also experience reduced joint stiffness, improved balance and coordination, and more.
Aquatic therapy is typically used in conjunction with traditional therapy, and is available in Springfield, Branson and Monett.
Aquatic therapy can help with injury and surgery recovery, pain management, orthopedic and neurological conditions, back pain and more. Children with muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays and other conditions are excellent candidates.
If you or your child have a seizure disorder, uncontrolled bowels, a tracheostomy, a severe respiratory compromise, nasogastric tubes or a sensitivity to pool chemicals, talk to your physician or therapist before proceeding with aquatic therapy.