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Aquatic Therapy

What is Aquatic Therapy?


Aquatic therapy is a treatment method used by physical therapists to reduce pain, increase strength, and improve endurance. Aquatic therapy is performed in a heated pool at therapeutic temperatures to promote healing and help you feel better faster.

What is aquatic therapy used for?

  • Reducing pain
  • Improving strength with less impact on joints
  • Improving walking and balance
  • Decreasing fear of falls
  • Improving cardiovascular endurance and general conditioning
  • Relaxation

How does aquatic therapy work?

The buoyancy of water helps reduce compression forces through the joints. This allows for people to stand, walk, and move in ways they may not be able to on land. The resistance of the water will help strengthen muscles and improve balance during these activities.

Who is aquatic therapy for?

Individual who suffer from or experience:

  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lower back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Bursitis
  • Balance disorders

How much does aquatic therapy cost?

Aquatic therapy services under a licensed physical therapist are generally covered under your medical insurance. Coverage details depend on your insurance plan.

The Healthlink Physical Therapy Approach

Healthlink has a variety of services that can help you overcome your pain, weakness, or balance impairments. Techniques such as dry needling, soft tissue mobilizations, joint mobilizations, therapeutic exercise, and aquatic therapy are all useful tools to help you get back to doing the activities you love. Our therapists will listen to your concerns, perform a thorough examination, and build a treatment plan that works for your individual needs. To learn more about how we can help you overcome your symptoms, email us at

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