Aquatic

 

Aquatic therapy in a heated therapeutic pool can help Penn Therapy & Fitness patients meet a variety of goals. Warm water helps to increase circulation, respiratory rate, muscle metabolism, strength, flexibility and ease of movement while reducing pain through decreased weight-bearing and reduced joint stress.

Penn Therapy & Fitness therapists can incorporate aquatic rehabilitation services to manage conditions including (but not limited to):

  • Arthritis
  • Bariatric weight-loss
  • Balance disorders
  • Multi-trauma injuries
  • Myofascial pain 
  • Fibromyalgia  
  • Neck and back pain
  • Orthopedic problems including sprains, strains and post-operative rehabilitation
  • Injuries resulting in weight-bearing limitations
  • Sports injuries
  • Pain management
  • Difficulty with walking or mobility

With therapist-led programs using a variety of specialized pool equipment, patients are able to benefit from aquatic therapy.

Your Penn Therapy & Fitness therapist will work with you to develop a rehabilitation plan that’s right for you, including:

  • Education of pain relief management  
  • Low impact exercises
  • Resistance training to strength muscles  
  • Reduce stress on weight-bearing joints and the spine

Our aquatic therapy outpatient program is available at the following locations: