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The Wonders of Water:

Aquatic Therapy For Rehabilitation

Aquatic therapy at Total Performance Physical Therapy is a different experience!  With our private, heated pools and private locker rooms you can expect the best results without having to share a pool or a locker room with anyone else!  Aquatic therapy has been proven to decrease pain, improve function, speed up recovery and prevent injury.  The heated environment (97 degrees!) decreases the weight on sore and aching joints allowing for strengthening of muscles, decreasing pain and decreasing swelling.  Insurance covers aquatic therapy and you do not need a prescription to get started.

Our skilled professional therapists know just how to use the water to help you move better, get stronger, recover from injuries, find relief from aches and pains, and achieve a higher overall quality of life. Come to us for rehabilitation, and after completing our personalized aquatic therapy program, you’ll leave us not just fully recovered — but in better condition than before your injury.

Since we’re located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, it makes us an ideal choice for aquatic therapy patients in:

There’s no better place for aquatic therapy anywhere in the region. Contact us to request an appointment today!


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The Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

When it comes to injury rehabilitation, therapy for back pain, relief from achy joints, or a whole host of physical ailments, aquatic therapy is a great equalizer because it can benefit people of all ages and fitness levels. Water therapy is also a holistic approach to wellness because it helps strengthen the body and relax the mind, and it’s been a staple of health care all over the globe since ancient times, when the Greeks and Romans retreated to hot springs to relax.

Aquatic therapy has obviously come a long way since then, and at Total Performance Physical Therapy, we utilize the water to help patients get back in shape and meet the demands of the modern world — whether it’s returning to an athletic pursuit after an injury or simply increasing mobility with age.

Some of the wonderful benefits of pool therapy include:

  • Improved flexibility
  • Better balance and coordination
  • Increased strength
  • Improved cardiovascular capacity
  • Reduced stress

The feeling of weightlessness in the water is an essential element of aquatic therapy. Free from the effects of gravity, the water allows the body to move more fluidly and with more stability than it could on land. Joints and muscles that ache and restrict movement while moving on land are soothed by the water. While water provides natural resistance that’s important for building or rebuilding strength, it has a relatively low impact on the body.

Water therapy doesn’t simply involve floating around effortlessly. We put in the work necessary to get results. Our therapists know how to get the best out of every client, blending patience and compassion with a real sense of purpose.

Aquatic therapy can improve:

  • Arthritis
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Post surgery
  • Back Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Ankle Pain
  • Total Joint Replacements
  • Fractures
  • Difficulty with walking
  • Athletes who want to get back into the game faster
  • And many more!!

Whether you come to us in search of relief for back pain or other chronic conditions, or you’re trying to return to your former lean, mean, athletic self after surgery, your full rehabilitation is our mission.

Common Aquatic Therapy Questions

1. Do I bring or wear my suit?
That is up to you. Most people chose to wear their suit but we have private locker rooms available if you wanted to come without your suit on.
2. 97 degrees sounds really hot, is it going to burn me?
97 degrees is warm but you would be surprised that it is not that hot. It makes the water therapeutic and also makes it so you don’t have a chill when you get into the water but it is not at a temperature that you need to get used to. Everyone is able to walk right in. You will want to have water though, which we provide, unless you prefer to bring your own water bottle.
3. How do I get into the pool?
Our pools are in the ground so you are able to sit on the side and bring your legs over and lower yourself slowly into the water.
4. What conditions or injuries can’t go into the pool?
Open wounds are not able to go into the pool. Once you have surgery you have to wait for the incision site to heal before you are eligible to go into the pool. Persons with incontinence are not able to use the pool.
5. What happens in the pool?
Once you meet with the therapist, you and your therapist will come up with a plan and a pool program that will allow you to recover from your pain. This plan can be constantly adjusted based on your progress and how the therapist feels you are progressing.
6. How long are the sessions?
This will depend on the plan that you come up with with your therapist but sessions are typically an hour.
7. Do I have to shower afterwards?
We have private shower and lockers available for after the session. Most people choose to shower at home but there are facilities available if you want to shower.
8. Is this covered by insurance?
Yes, most major insurances cover aquatic therapy. We can check for you once we obtain your insurance information. If your insurance does not, we offer a reduced self pay rate of $90 per session.
9. Does medicare cover this?
Yes Medicare does cover aquatic therapy. If you have Medicare and a secondary most of the time aquatic therapy will be of no cost to you. We do not accept silver sneakers.
10. Do I need a prescription?
No you do not need a prescription. You can call and make an appointment without having a prescription.
Still unsure about whether aquatic therapy is right for you – then come in for a FREE consultation with a Doctor of Physical Therapy and see if it is right for you!

Request an Appointment Today!

Aquatic therapy is just one of the many services we offer at Total Performance Physical Therapy, but no matter what service we provide, we treat every patient as an individual with unique needs and goals. We’ve had such success with our patients in Chalfont, Doylestown, Hatfield, Horsham, North Wales, Souderton and the surrounding area that Advance Magazine named us Best Physical Therapists in the Country!

Find out why we’re worthy of that designation by calling us today to schedule an appointment.

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