Diving into Aquatic Therapy For Pain Management

Diving into Aquatic Therapy For Pain Management

Who Can Benefit From Aquatic Therapy

Is it difficult for you or a loved one to exercise on land? If so, you may want to talk to your doctor to learn if aquatic therapy could help with the pain. Sometimes simply referred to as ‘water therapy’, many patients are surprised at the exercises they are capable of completing in the pool. For people living with chronic pain, exercising in the water is a less painful way to work out. In addition, patients who are worried about falling may find aquatic therapy to be a safe choice.

Aquatic Therapy Helps With:

  • Function and independence, especially if immobilized for long periods of time
  • Endurance/conditioning
  • Body mechanics and posture
  • Flexibility
  • Strength
  • Gait
  • Relaxation
  • Progressive weight bearing

How Does Aquatic Therapy Work?

Physical Therapist Mark McCoy Sacramento
Mark McCoy, PT, DPT and Owner

Aquatic Therapy continues to grow in popularity as it helps treat patients with a broad range of illnesses and injuries. Owner and physical therapist, Dr. Mark McCoy, shared, “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.” With the assistance of the water, patients find themselves able to walk and exercise in ways they couldn’t before. By strengthening the core, upper body, and lower body through aquatic exercises, patients experience an increase in balance and muscle strength. As patients progress in their recovery, they will likely transition to land-based therapy when ready.

Aquatic Therapy in the Sacramento Region

Aquatic Therapy Sacramento Region
Sacramento Location – Aquatic Therapy Pool

Try Aquatic Therapy in East Sacramento or Folsom

Two of Performance Physical Therapy’s four locations offer aquatic therapy: Folsom and the East Sacramento clinic on J Street. Our pools have steps, stairs and a water-powered lift (in Folsom) to assist patients entering or exiting the pool.

At both locations, our pools are a warm 98 degrees. The temperature of the pool is close to body temperature to allow conditioning for specific injuries.

Our East Sacramento pool is 15 feet long by 9 feet wide with a depth of 3.5 to 5 feet allowing for a variety of therapeutic exercises.

Our Folsom pool is 30 feet long by 20 feet wide ranging from 3.5 to 6 feet deep. We also have a spa in Folsom!

Call Us Today to Begin Your Aquatic Therapy Treatment in the Sacramento Region

With appointments available within 24 hours, call or schedule your appointment today to begin your treatment quickly with Sacramento’s most loved physical therapy team. Our services include Physical Therapy, Aquatic Therapy, Hand Therapy, and Vestibular Rehabilitation. Call today to schedule your appointment to begin treatment quickly. We proudly offer physical therapy in four locations: Folsom, Roseville, Rancho Cordova and J street In East Sacramento. This includes surrounding cities such as Midtown, Auburn, Rocklin, Elk Grove, Antelope, and Citrus Heights. Let us help you live your most mobile life and get you back to doing the activities you love.


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