Often your physician or physical therapist will suggest aquatic therapy as part of your rehabilitation program.  Aquatic therapy utilizes buoyancy and hydrostatic pressure, as well as variable resistance to create a workout for those who need a non-impact, yet challenging rehabilitation program. Aquatic therapy can be tailored to orthopedic and neurological dysfunction and is ideal for patients with weight-bearing restrictions, lower extremity fractures, lower extremity surgeries, total joint replacements/reconstruction, balance disorders, low exercise tolerance, and patients experiencing low back pain.

Former blog post: So, if you are someone who has been diagnosed with knee or hip OA, what does this mean to you? If you are struggling with pain and are limited in your ability to stand, walk, squat, or climb stairs, aquatic therapy may be just what you need to get back on the right track. Aquatic exercise can help you decrease your pain, improving your ability to participate in daily activities. Given the limited information available regarding how long these benefits last, we advise either progressing to a land-based exercise routine or becoming independent in a complete aquatic exercise routine that you can perform on your own when your course of PT is complete.

Whatever your end goal is, the skilled physical therapists at Joint Ventures are here to help! If you are specifically interested in aquatic physical therapy, visit our Brookline/Allston clinic. Just bring your swimsuit, a towel and we will take care of the rest!