Aquatic therapy is physical therapy that takes place in a pool or other aquatic environment under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional. Aquatic therapy is a safe complement or alternative to traditional land-based therapy that is suitable for children and adults of all ages and fitness levels. . ACE Rehab offers aqua therapy utilizing an underwater treadmill system.
ACE Rehab system consists of a freestanding water tank that includes a motorized belt, adjustable water heights, and the ability to turn on jets for added resistance.
Working in water is as effective as any other exercise activities. The buoyancy of the water decreases stress on the joints, the viscosity provides resistance for strength training, and the hydrostatic pressure helps support the body providing a safe workout environment.
The water can be heated to around 90 to 95 degrees. (Traditional pool temperature is 78 to 85 degrees). The warmth promotes flexibility, helps the muscles relax, and reduces fatigue.
Common goals of aqua therapy programs include:
Below are just some conditions that our highly trained staff of Physical Therapists treat in our aqua therapy program: