RPT Services

Aquatic Therapy

Temporarily Suspended

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, RPT's aquatic therapy program has been temporarily suspended. We hope to be able to resume our aquatic therapy program as soon as conditions will allow.
RPT’s aquatic therapy program applies skilled therapy exercises and evidence-based practices in an aquatic environment. Aquatic therapy provides numerous benefits to those who follow an aquatic therapy exercise plan.

Benefits

Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy, sometimes referred to as pool therapy or water therapy, can be extremely beneficial for many patients. RPT’s aquatic therapy program applies skilled therapy exercises and evidence-based practices in an aquatic environment. Aquatic therapy provides numerous benefits to those who follow an aquatic therapy exercise plan. Our experienced physical therapists at RPT will determine if this type of exercise plan will be beneficial for you. RPT offers aquatic therapy twice a week at Dimple Dell Recreation Center. Our patients that have participated in aquatic therapy programs have noticed a decrease in the painful symptoms they were experiencing.

Exercise With Less Pain

Increase Stamina

Improve Range of Motion

Improve Strength

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Aquatic Therapy

Common Symptoms

Some of the common symptoms that are treated during aquatic therapy include:

  • Spine impairments (general low back pain, disc problems, etc.)
  • Lower extremity impairments (hip, knee, ankle)
  • General osteoarthritis
  • General weakness
  • Chronic pain
Aquatic Therapy

Benefits

Benefits of participating in an aquatic exercise program include:

  • Increased buoyancy when the patient is in deep water helps decrease weight load on joints
  • Hydrostatic pressure of water helps reduce swelling
  • Resistance in all directions to strengthen muscle and improve your range of motion
  • Decreased load on joints allows for increased ease of mobility with less pain
  • Assistance with normalizing your gait
  • Improved cardiovascular fitness
  • Warmth of the water can be comforting and soothing
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pool therapy for physical wellbeing
Aquatic Therapy

We Can Help

If it sounds like you could benefit from aquatic therapy, give us a call to schedule your consultation. Your physical therapist will take into account the pain you are experiencing and help you to know if you could benefit from aquatic therapy. Often, a combination of land-based therapy in conjunction with aquatic therapy can maximize the benefits of physical therapy. We have seen patients take huge strides on their journey to recovery and living a more pain-free life with this type of therapy. This is a great therapy option if you’re ready to try something different.

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Schedule an appointment at one of our offices in Salt Lake or Utah County or contact us with questions about physical therapy.

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