Recover in the water with Aquatic Therapy

Find relief from pain, rebuild strength, improve flexibility.

Accomplish Your Rehabilitation Goals With Aquatic Therapy 

Performance Physical Therapy is here to make your recovery experience as pleasant as possible! With two clinics offering aquatic therapy in Folsom and also in midtown on J Street, you can count on our team for compassionate care while also achieving effective results. 

Watch the video above to learn more about the benefits of aquatic therapy from Dr. Mark McCoy, Doctor of Physical Therapy and owner of Performance Physical Therapy.

About Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic Therapy is rehabilitation done in a therapeutic pool. As our pools are kept at 94 – 98 degrees depending on your needs, you will be able to increase your range of motion in a way that may not be possible on land after an injury. Additionally, the water gives a gentle resistance to help build strength. It’s important to keep in mind that there is no risk of falling, which makes Aquatic Therapy a safe form of exercise for people with balance issues. Aquatic Therapy allows for conditioning for specific injuries through dynamic stabilization and builds a foundation of strength and function without compromising back or joint dysfunction. As Dr. Mark McCoy, DPT, explains, “Aquatic Therapy takes away half of the patient’s body weight and gives patients mobility with little or no pain, which in some cases can be impossible on land.”

Benefits of Aquatic Therapy 

There are several benefits to Aquatic Therapy, including experiencing an increased range of motion in the water, increased ability to move, and building strength and balance. For people living with chronic pain, exercising in the water is a less painful way to work out. As previously mentioned, patients who are concerned about falling may find aquatic therapy to be a safe choice when it comes to exercising. The water can also reduce the pressure on aching joints. As the water makes you more buoyant, it is a great option for early movement after surgery, especially for those who are partial or non-weight bearing. 

Aquatic Therapy Program at Performance Physical Therapy

Folsom Clinic

Our heated therapeutic pool in Folsom is one of the largest in Folsom at 30 X 30 feet, with a depth of 3.5 – 4.5 feet which allows for a wide variety of exercises. Additionally, this allows for each patient to have plenty of space during their exercises due to the spacious size. 

Our pool is easy to enter and exit with steps, stairs, and a water-powered lift. The pool remains within the 94 – 98 degree range to allow for conditioning of specific injuries. In addition to the pool, Folsom also has a 16 X 6 feet spa, perfect for relaxing in after a session of aquatic therapy. 

Our physical therapists in Folsom include Dr. Mark McCoy, DPT, and Dr. Mallory McGowan, DPT, Folsom Clinic Director. 

Sacramento Clinic

Our East Sacramento pool is 15 feet long by 9 ft wide with of a depth of 3.5 to 5 feet. As a heated therapeutic pool, it also stays within the 94 – 98 degree range. There are stairs and steps to assist patients entering or exiting the pool. 

Our physical therapist at the Sacramento clinic is Dr. Ian Folsom, Doctor of Physical Therapy, who is also the clinic director for the location. 

The Aquatic Program at Performance Physical Therapy is customized to meet your individual rehabilitation needs. Our team is committed to focusing on your goals and getting you back to the activities you love. 


Aquatic Therapy in Sacramento

Aquatic Therapy Can Improve:

Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Reduced joint movement 
  • Stiffness 
  • Muscle weakness
  • Pain with movement 
  • Pinched nerves
  • Joint Pain
  •  Osteoarthritis 
  • Rheumatoid arthritis 
  • Migraine 
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Nerve pain
  • Undiagnosed 

How the Water Heals

Aquatic therapy is a popular method of treatment and works well for several reasons.

 The buoyancy of the water helps reduce the amount of weight beared by the patient, which reduces the stress put on joints. Water itself is a great source of resistance that helps strengthen muscles. Additionally, you may benefit from the hydrostatic pressure as it helps decrease joint and soft tissue swelling. Since the water is warm, your muscles will be able to relax, allowing for blood to flow easier to injured areas. 

About Performance Physical Therapy

Serving the Sacramento Community for over 23 years, we are dedicated to patient success. 

With physical therapy clinics located in Folsom, Roseville, East Sacramento, and Rancho Cordova you can access our physical therapy programs at a clinic conveniently located for you. In addition to Aquatic Therapy, we also offer Physical Therapy, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Hand Therapy, and Myosfascial Decompression. When you meet with your physical therapist, you can discuss what programs would be the best plan of care regarding your recovery goals. 

We Will Verify Your Insurance Benefits For You.

If you would like our team to verify your benefits to see if your insurance covers Aquatic Therapy, call our Folsom office today at 916-986-9068.  We hope this information provides you with hope and we look forward to focusing on your recovery goals with you!

We See New Patients Within 48 hours.

We understand that when our patients come to us, they may be experiencing pain, dizziness, or have been recently injured. Our goal is to help our patients recovery as soon as possible so they can continue the work, activities, and lifestyle they love. As a result, we offer new patients appointments within 48 hours so we can begin your treatment right away. 

Tailored Plans of Care Based on You and Your Goals.

During your initial evaluation with us, our physical therapists will thoroughly assess your current condition and identify the source of discomfort or dysfunction. During this time, our physical therapists will work with you to establish recovery goals and set up an individualized plan of care to help you achieve a successful recovery. Throughout your recovery process, your physical therapist will teach you about your condition, educate you on ways to prevent re-injury, and comfort you throughout the entire process! 

Patient Testimonials

Mark and Mallory and the whole crew are great! The entire team is only interested in getting the patient better, as pain free as possible. You (the patient) are part of the wellness team and it does take teamwork! MANY THANKS for my knees, my back, my neck .. and whatever other body part tries to fall apart in the future!
Mary Jean - Folsom
March 2019
Performance Physical Therapy Sacramento has the best physical therapists . I have been seeking help for a long time now with on going injuries from being a runner and this is the only place I have been able to find relief and am finally starting to feel better! Any injury I have they know what to do to help me recover. They are Always friendly and I actually like coming to physical therapy.
Lauren - J Street
January 2019
The facility in Folsom is very clean and sanitary. I appreciate that all stations have fresh towels and the machines/benches are always wiped down after use. Staff is very professional and courteous. I also like that the Folsom location has locker rooms with showers available, which allows me to clean up and go straight to work after my morning appointments.
Jason - Folsom
January 2019