Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic Therapy Belle Chasse & Gretna, LA

Aquatic therapy is an excellent choice for individuals of all age groups aiming to enhance movement and function while alleviating the strain on their bodies. By engaging in targeted exercises and activities within the water environment, one can experience notable benefits such as enhanced coordination among muscle groups, reduced swelling, and improved feedback from the nervous system.

Relieving Arthritis Pain

Aquatic therapy is perfect for treating arthritic joints. The water helps to provide compression, resulting in less swelling. In addition, the buoyancy of the water unweights the joint, allowing greater range of motion without the weight of the body compressing joints together. Water resistance allows for use of numerous muscles groups around the affected joint, increasing strength and coordination of supporting muscles.

Enhancing Walking Abilities and Cultivating Strength

If you are having difficulty with walking due to coordination or pain, aquatic therapy may be right for you. The ability to walk with less weight and resistance in the water, can have significant improvements in one’s ability to walk. The resistance of the water strengthens a wide variety of muscles through the torso, pelvis and legs. The consistent resistance of water also imparts distinct feedback to the nervous system, refining coordination during walking.

Conditions helped by aquatic therapy:

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