Aquatic Therapy

Physical therapy in a warm water pool provides many benefits. The water’s buoyancy decreases the effects of gravity, which:

  • Increases your flexibility, making it easier and less painful to move
  • Increases muscle strength due to the water’s resistance
  • Increases blood supply to sore muscles, which promotes relaxation
  • Provides better balance

Our aquatic therapists may focus your treatment on core stabilization, exercise, gait training, and use of AquaStretch techniques.

Who Can Benefit from Aquatic Therapy?

Specific diagnoses that may benefit from aquatic therapy include:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle weakness
  • Joint replacement
  • Neurological disorders
  • Diagnoses that require weight bearing restrictions

You do not need to know how to swim in order to participate in aquatic therapy.

Contact Us

Our rehabilitation team is ready to help you get back to the things that matter most in your life. We offer locations close to you throughout Southwest Ohio, in our hospitals and in outpatient facilities. Check out our list of locations, or call the number of the hospital near you to learn more about rehabilitation services in your area.

Atrium Medical Center:

Miami Valley Hospital: (937) 208-6090(937) 208-6090
Upper Valley Medical Center OCCS: (937) 440-7400(937) 440-7400