Low-Impact Therapy Can Help You Feel Better Sooner
If you have mobility problems, balance issues, or severe or chronic pain, aquatic therapy may be the perfect treatment solution for you. Affiliated Physical Therapy offers quality aquatic therapy from our office in Nutter Fort. Clarksburg-Bridgeport, WV-area patients love the convenience and ease that our pool provides. Aching joints, post-surgery pain, and stiff and sore muscles are no match for the heated water and low-impact techniques of aquatic therapy. The ancient Greeks knew the benefits of warm water, and we use that knowledge to help improve circulation, increase relaxation, improve flexibility, and decrease pain in our patients.
Aquatic Therapy Assists with a Variety of Pains & Issues
Aquatic therapy uses the physical properties of water to assist in patient healing and exercise performance. The buoyancy provided by the water assists in supporting the weight of the patient, decreasing the amount of stress placed on the joints, and thus making it easier and less painful to perform exercises. The viscosity of water provides resistance, and when coupled with the water’s buoyancy, this allows a person to strengthen muscle groups with decreased joint stress. Aquatic therapy also utilizes hydrostatic pressure to decrease swelling and improve joint position awareness.
The warmth of the water (92 to 96 degrees Fahrenheit) experienced during aquatic therapy assists in relaxing muscles and vasodilates vessels, increasing blood flow to injured areas. Aquatic therapy can especially help patients who suffer from or who are diagnosed with:
Injuries to the Spine
Joint Replacement Surgery
Contact Affiliated Physical Therapy for Personalized Aquatic Therapy
If you were prescribed aquatic therapy, or you believe aquatic therapy might be the correct choice for managing your pain, feel free to give Affiliated Physical Therapy a call. Our staff is available to answer any questions you may have. Do you have your first aquatic therapy appointment coming up? Fill out our forms and save some time during your first appointment.
Call Affiliated Physical Therapy today to begin your journey to being pain-free: (304) 622‑5822.