Aquatic Therapy

Everything you need to know about aquatic therapy

Aquatic therapy is rehabilitation done in the water and allows patients to increase their range of motion that is often not possible to do on land. It allows for conditioning for specific injuries. Here, patients can achieve dynamic stabilization. Aquatic therapy increases patients’ strength and function without compromising back or joint dysfunction. It’s a great option for early movement for post injury/surgery patients, particularly for those who are partial or non-weight bearing.

Two of our FOUR Locations have Aquatic Therapy Pools

Our East Sacramento pool is 15 feet long by 9 feet wide with a depth of 3.5 to 5 feet allowing for a variety of therapeutic exercises.

Our Folsom pool is 30 feet long by 20 feet wide ranging from 3.5 to 6 feet deep. We also have a spa in Folsom!

What to Expect:

Our pools range from 94-98 degrees depending on your needs and conditions. We have steps, stairs and a water powered lift (in Folsom) to assist your entrance and exit. Being submerged in water takes away about 50% of your body weight, so you will be able to walk and exercise in ways that you might not have been able to do on land. Aquatic exercises strengthen your core, your upper and lower body which will increase your balance and endurance as well. This gives you the opportunity to progress faster and allows you to to transition to land-based therapy when you are ready.

The Aquatic Program at Performance Physical Therapy is customized to meet your individual rehabilitation needs. Our Team is committed to focusing on your goals and getting you back to the activities you love!

What to bring:

  • Swim attire
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes
  • If desired: a shower cap, a hair tie and water shoes

If your doctor has given you a referral for Aquatic Therapy, please bring it with you to your appointment.

Aquatic Therapy can help:

  • Function and independence, especially if immobilized for long periods of time
  • Endurance/conditioning
  • Body mechanics and posture
  • Flexibility
  • Strength
  • Gait
  • Relaxation
  • Progressive weight bearing