Pool & Aquatic Therapy

Valley View Medical Center's Outpatient Rehabilitation includes a pool for aquatic therapy. Patients with injuries or chronic illness can benefit from this type of rehabilitation which uses the resistance of water instead of weights, taking excess pressure off joints. Patients can begin with aquatic therapy with the goal of transitioning to traditional land therapy within 3-10 sessions. 

Aquatic therapy benefits:

  • Can make exercise easier and less painful 
  • Warm water helps reduce pain by relaxing tight or spasm muscles and increasing blood flow
  • Water resistance helps to strengthen muscles and improve cardiovascular performance. 

Aquatic therapy is ideal for:

  • Arthritis management/joint pain  
  • Athletic/cardiovascular training 
  • Chronic back pain and lumbar stabilization 
  • Gait analysis 
  • Knee, ankle or foot pain 
  • Musculoskeletal disorders 
  • Short-term therapy with transition to land-based rehabilitation  
  • Spinal cord injuries  
  • Stroke  
  • Amputees 
  • Brain Injury 

Overall benefits:

  • Increased healing and strengthening of injured tissue 
  • Increased flexibility 
  • Improved circulation and cardiovascular stamina 
  • Increased resistance for stretching and therapeutic exercises