St. John's TherapyCare
Aquatic therapy uses the properties of water to assist patients in their rehabilitation. Performing therapy exercises in a 90-degree warm water pool decreases the amount of weight placed on muscles, joints and bones and provides support for individuals who have trouble maintaining their balance.
Having water surround the body also helps blood circulate from the legs to the heart, often reducing any swelling in the ankles and feet. And, depending on the speed of movement, water can either assist or resist movement to strengthen muscle.