Physical Therapy Aquatics Program
For generations, aquatic therapy has been known to improve quality of movement and strength as well as reduce pain.
Why Aquatic Therapy?
Aquatic therapy offers an alternative form of rehabilitation and can be used in conjunction with more traditional outpatient therapies.
The pool is an excellent medium in which to rehabilitate those with neurological and musculoskeletal problems. It provides an opportunity for people to exercise and gain strength while affording them a comfortable environment where they can re-initiate limb and body movement.
The buoyancy of the water facilitates mobility and assists with exercise. Its properties of decreasing impact while promoting movement allow a variety of individuals to benefit from this program. Coordination and aerobic activities can also be performed in the pool. And, water equipment can assist with resistance exercise for strengthening.
Who Can Participate?
Individuals with a variety of disabilities and orthopaedic conditions can participate in aquatic therapy. People with back problems, knee injuries, ankle injuries, strokes, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, and those who have had orthopaedic surgeries are just a few of the individuals who can benefit from aquatic therapy.
Careful screening and program development by a physical therapist will assure safe participation. Though aquatic therapy is not recommended for certain medical conditions, the vast majority of people can participate. Swimming experience is not necessary.
Where To Go
Strong Health offers aquatic therapy at the Metro Center YMCA at 444 E. Main Street. Call (585)341-9000 for more information or to schedule an appointment with one our therapists.