Making Waves – Aquatic Therapy And Its Benefits

February 9, 2022

Who doesn’t love swimming? Well, what if you could swim as part of your therapy treatment? Aquatic therapy is a helpful muscle relaxant and can relieve stress on joints, helping patients to relax and recover faster. If conventional forms of therapy and stretching have grown tiresome, then read on! Aquatic Therapy might just be for you. 

Aquatic Therapy: What Is It? 

Aquatic therapy is a form of physical therapy, done in the water. Water is implemented to create a more comfortable medium of rehabilitation. Due to the properties of water, it can lead patients to progress more quickly and satisfactorily during the healing process. 

Patients will be introduced to a number of exercise programs, that can be utilized for a variety of medical conditions like arthritis or other forms of joint pain. 

Aquatic Therapy: Benefits

Aquatic therapy aids in the recovery or treatment of neurological disorders, spine pain, reduction of swelling, and musculoskeletal pain. Therapists will often conduct aquatic therapy sessions in a heated pool, allowing muscles and joints to experience total relaxation. 

Placement in the water not only alleviates pain but begins to regulate blood flow, increasing heart rate and encouraging recovery. Hydrostatic pressure created in the water is what assists in this process, and fosters an increased range of motion in otherwise stiff or immobile joints

Water-resistance also helps to tone muscles and improve muscle memory. For those who are prohibited from participating in physical therapy, aquatic therapy becomes a wonderful alternative to remain active. 

Aquatic Therapy: Who’s Eligible?

Before receiving aquatic therapy treatment, a conversation with your physician or medical specialist is in order. Because of its array of benefits, most people qualify to receive treatment. Consider aquatic therapy if you suffer from or more of the following: 

  • Arthritis
  • Autism
  • Balance Problems
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Joint Pain
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscle Pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Scoliosis/Spinal Pain
  • Stroke
  • Tendonitis

Call Country Roads Physical Therapy Today!

You shouldn’t have to suffer from pain––with a few tips and simple changes, you can experience comfort and relief today. 

 With our state-of-the-art equipment, aquatic facility, and ASTYM/Functional Dry Needling treatment options, our hands-on techniques are perfect for treating aches, sports injuries, age-related pain, and other muscle and body deficiencies. To make an appointment or for additional information on Country Roads Physical Therapy, you can visit We have locations in West Fairmont, East Fairmont, Buckhannon, Wheeling, Morgantown, and Whitehall, West Virginia.