The Wonders of Water: Aquatic Therapy For Rehabilitation and Relaxation
If you think of aquatic therapy as just splashing around in a pool, or as endlessly swimming laps, you’ve never experienced the wonders of a pool therapy session at Total Performance Physical Therapy.
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:
- North Wales
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.
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.
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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.
Total Performance has been fantastic for all my needs. Between all the issues they’ve helped me rehabilitate, such as my IT band, my hip muscles, and my lower back, the…R.K.
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