Aquatic Therapy in Orange County
Aquatic physical therapy is a beneficial alternative to traditional “land-based” physical therapy.
Our clients report a faster and less painful recovery by initiating their treatment with aquatic physical therapy before progressing to land-based physical therapy.
Southern California Aquatic and Physical Therapy provides a soothing and weightless warm water environment that promotes healing increasing strength and flexibility through functional exercises.
Our facility is designed to optimize recovery:
- Indoor 92 degree therapeutic pool on site
- Salt water sanitization system
- Dual handrail pool entry
- Zero Impact Deep Water area for complete decompression of the joints and body
- Pool depths from 3 1/2′ to 6 1/2′ to accommodate a variety of functional exercises
- Aquatic equipment for resistance training
- Easy access to the facility and pool
Benefits of Water Therapy
Aquatic therapy is a highly effective form of physical therapy that encompasses the whole body, not just one injured area. For some patients, traditional land exercises are too painful, often because of a recent injury or surgery. For others, chronic conditions like fibromyalgia and arthritis have difficulty with traditional physical therapy.
Aquatic physical therapy offers many benefits to speed healing, including:
- Warm water relaxes muscles and promotes circulation, increasing blood flow to the areas of your body that need healing
- Buoyancy and weightlessness allow the client to perform strengthening exercises without causing further damage to the injured area
- Less pain and fear with movement
- Reduced swelling
- Improved flexibility
- Greater range of motion in buoyancy assistive environment
Finally, the ability to perform more exercises with less pain increases our clients’ confidence and creates a positive outlook assisting the healing process improving lifestyle.
Who Benefits From Aquatic Physical Therapy?
Conditions that benefit include but are not limited to:
- Post operative spine, total joint replacements, knee, shoulder and foot surgeries
- Decreased weight bearing ability, difficulty walking
- Sports injuries requiring quick recovery time
- Chronic conditions including fibromyalgia, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome, arthritis and others
- Work injuries
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Neck and back injuries
- Peripheral neuropathy/peripheral nerve injuries/post-surgical peripheral nerve rehabilitation
- Cancer pain and fatigue
- Cardiac patients needing reconditioning