Aquatic therapy is a type of physical therapy that takes place in water, typically in a heated pool. The buoyancy of water allows for easier movement.
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Benefits of Aquatic Therapy
Water therapy is especially effective in treating certain types of musculoskeletal (bone, joint and muscle) problems. This includes but is not limited to:
- Neurological disorders
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Joint stiffness
- Muscle weakness
Many people that have a limited range of motion on land are able to enjoy a larger range of motion in water. Most people find water-based therapies relaxing and helpful in increasing muscle and joint function, including:
- Balance, coordination and agility
- Muscle strength and endurance
Our Aquatic Therapy Program
At Baptist Health Madisonville, we have a pool on site at our main campus, as well as at our Hopkinsville and Princeton locations. We offer a number of different water-based therapies led by our team of specialty-trained physical therapists.
These therapies include:
- Low-impact resistance therapy
- Aquatic-based heat therapy
Participation in our aquatic therapy programs requires clearance from your doctor who will order a specialized physical therapy evaluation. Once the evaluation is complete, a personalized program is available to you.
Please contact your doctor for more information.