Aquatic Therapy Welcome Physical Therapy for Arthritics

by on Apr.09, 2012, under Arthritis

As osteoarthritis patient Lillian Milanof of Louisville, Ky., has found, aquatic exercises can be an enjoyable, versatile form of physical therapy.

“Performing the exercises my physical therapist recommended in a water environment has made a difference in my recovery from two recent joint replacement surgeries,” she said. “I look forward to it.”

According to professional physical therapists at Star Physical Therapy of Southern California, in addition to being a valuable physical therapy modality after replacement of osteoarthritic joints, aquatic therapy is also appropriate in conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and ankylosing spondylitis.

Aquatic Therapy Benefits
Star Physical Therapy points out the benefits of aquatic therapy often include the following:
Depending on water depth, arthritic individuals may need to move only one-sixth of their body weight to exercise, affording an opportunity for greater mobility without the risk of injury or setback.

Temperature-controlled aquatic therapy pools produce a warming environment beneficial for arthritis patients without being too hot to exercise.

Because aqua therapy is fun, the arthritic patient is typically more compliant with attendance and his prescribed exercise routine.

Often aquatic therapy in open pool environments produces camaraderie between patients with arthritic conditions and can even promote new friendships.

Aquatic PT promotes a quicker return to activity following surgery on arthritic joints, which is beneficial both physically and psychologically.

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