Our Aquatherapy program is designed to give patients the option of enjoying the various benefits of exercise in a gravity-reduced environment. The water allows earlier movement of joints post trauma or surgery and this can assist in your recovery.
How do I get started?
We start with a thorough evaluation performed on land, by a trained physical therapist. Then we design a personalized aquatherapy treatment plan to help you increase your range of motion, strength, gait, and cardiovascular fitness. You are seen 2-3 times a week in our state-of-the-art, waveless pool.
Next, we teach you a home exercise program. Once you’ve finished your physical therapy, you are able to continue your program in a pool of your choosing or at our facility by purchasing pool passes.
Aquatherapy is great for:
- Low back pain
- Joint replacement and reconstruction
- Spinal surgery
- Fractures where weight-bearing is restricted
- Shoulder surgery
- Balance and movement disorders
I walked in on two crutches; a hip replacement on the left and a rebuilt femur on the right. My very patient therapist started with gentle exercises in the pool. Between his caring professional attitude and the soothing nature of the water I came to look forward to my pool sessions. I made great progress and my surgeon was very impressed. I cannot say enough about the great service Harmeling Physical Therapy provides and I tell this to anyone who will listen.