If you struggle with chronic pain, one of the best things you can do for your body is aquatic therapy. Whether you’re looking for acute lower back pain treatment or you struggle with arthritis, getting in the water is a great way to take the pressure off your joints and experience pain relief. While we offer many options for physical therapy, aquatic physical therapy treatments can help your body in a variety of ways.
Decreased Pressure on Your Joints
Chronic pain, particularly arthritis, can be debilitating for many patients. Arthritis is most often the cause of joint pain in older adults. By 2040, the CDC estimates that 78.4 million American adults over the age of 18 will be diagnosed with arthritis. Aquatic therapy helps take some of the pressure off your joints so that you can experience less pain. Less pain means more freedom to move without being afraid of aching joints and muscles.
Security of Movement without Fear of Falling
If you’re shaky on your legs or feel unstable because of back pain, aquatic therapy can help you experience movement without being afraid of falling over. Whether you’ve recently experience joint replacement or you need orthopedic therapy, getting in the water protects you from falling over and injuring yourself.
Built Stamina and Strength
Aquatic therapy is a great way to build up your strength without doing an activity that is stressful on your muscles and joints. The water adds resistance and support without adding weight, proving very effective as a therapeutic exercise or as an acute lower back pain treatment method. The gentle pressure of the water helps you gain strength with slow, steady progress.
Whether you’re looking for acute lower back pain treatment or you’re looking to get your confidence back after surgery, let Complete Care at Holiday Park guide you through your physical therapy journey. We use aquatic therapy to treat everything from fibromyalgia and back pain to balance issues and joint replacement. We help you work through your pain from head to toe and get you the treatment that’s right for you. Schedule an appointment today to get started!