Aquatic Physical Therapy
Almost anyone with any type of injury or physical dysfunction can benefit from aquatic physical therapy. We specialize in orthopedic rehabilitation but will evaluate any clients need for appropriate use of our facilities.
Our physical therapists utilize the benefits of the aquatic environment for assisting with the ongoing rehab process. Often recovery time from an injury or surgery can be reduced overall due to early intervention started in the pool.
The basic properties of a body in water afford us to make significant changes that may not occur with typical land based program.
- Being buoyant (floating) allows controlled weight bearing through a joint or no weight bearing at all.
- Buoyancy also allows very weak muscles to assist movement patterns that are otherwise not accomplished with traditional land based exercise.
- Hydrostatic pressure from being immersed in water will assist with edema reduction of a swollen limb.
- The warm water allows muscles to relax and will ultimately result in reduced pain.
So if you have any questions regarding the benefit of aquatics for your physical therapy needs just contact realPerformance Physical Therapy to set up a full evaluation.
Janice Edwards, PT
Janice received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1991 from Texas State University. She has worked with our aquatic facility as the head of the aquatic therapy program since 1997. She has a strong interest in the application of aquatics therapy for all types of physical dysfunction including orthopedic and neurological problems. She has completed multiple educational courses to continue to progress her knowledge base and treatment procedures that are available through the aquatic environment. In addition to this her extensive work in the water has allowed her to develop her own evidenced based protocols and specific rehabilitation programs for various orthopedic problems.