Aquatic Rehab Therapy at Spaulding Boston (SRH)
Aquatic physical therapy can be a powerful healing tool if you are recovering from a variety of injuries, surgeries, arthritic conditions or illnesses resulting in generalized deconditioning and decreased functional mobility. Aquatic therapy is also a great way to prevent further injury.
Exercise in water can relieve stress on joints in the body, and our warm therapeutic pool can relax muscles and increase blood flow to injured areas. One of our physical or occupational therapists will evaluate your condition and develop a program with you to reduce pain, increase strength and range of motion, as well as improve your balance, stability and overall endurance. You do not need to know how to swim to participate in our aquatic rehab sessions.
Spaulding's Approach to Aquatic Therapy
Our clinicians work with you and your physician to create an individualized plan of care consisting of land-based and pool exercises.
Your treatment plan will be based on your range of motion, strength, balance, pain level, weight-bearing status, sensory integration, and co-diagnoses. We work together to create patient-centered goals and ultimately build an independent aquatic home exercise program and transition to land-based therapy when appropriate.