Aquatic Therapy is a form of Physical and Occupational Therapy that can be used to help you regain full function of injured areas.
Often the warm water helps patients relax and peform movements with less pain. Aquatic Therapy services are offered at the Southeastern Indiana YMCA. By exercising the injured area in water, less impact is put on the injury as it is stretched and strengthened. This helps prevent the damage that can occur after an injury, such as stiffening and loss of circulation and muscle size.
Aquatic Therapy can also:
- Improve circulation
- Decrease joint pain
- Normalize muscle tone
- Increase muscle relaxation
- Promote socialization
- Improve self image
- Improve strength and endurance
- Improve coordination and balance
Aquatic Therapy is available for all ages, from children to older adults, and is appropriate for treating the following conditions:
- Orthopedic disorders – shoulders, back, hip and knee
- Chronic pain
- Head injury
- Spinal cord injuries
- Cerebral palsy
- Spina Bifida
- Progressive neurological disorders – Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease
- Post-surgical diagnoses
- Sensory integration disorders
A physician’s order is required. To learn more call, (812) 934-6199 or email Karen Enneking or Brian Wilhelm.