Aquatic Physical Therapy

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Hudson Aquatic Systems AquaFit Underwater Treadmill

Aquatic or Hydro Physical Therapy uses the Natural Resistance of Water

Our Aquatic physical therapy combines a treadmill within a private therapeutic pool. The combination of traditional treadmill training with the natural properties of water (buoyancy, resistance and heat) offers great benefits. You can experience the benefits of warmth and decreased joint stress while exercising, which is especially helpful if you are recovering from surgery. Hydro therapy helps reduce swelling and inflammation in joints. The buoyancy gives you the confidence and balance in each and every step. The low-impact, high-resistance workout is good for athletes requiring rehabilitation through sports injury therapy as well as for those wanting to increase performance and endurance.

Aquatic physical therapy has been shown to be of benefit in many circumstances, such as:

  1. Lower extremity pain
  2. Post-surgery rehabilitation
  3. Joint replacement therapy
  4. Gait disturbances
  5. Lower back pain therapy
  6. Arthritis
  7. Fractures

Important Facts About Our Underwater Treadmill:

    1. Speed adjusts to patient’s ability
    2. Decreases gait deviations
    3. Private environment
    4. Increases strength, balance, endurance (by adjusting the jets for greater resistance)
    5. Less joint stress, pain, gait difficulties