Aquatic therapy is physical therapy that takes place in a pool or other aquatic environment under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional. Aquatic therapy is also known as water therapy, aquatic rehabilitation, aqua therapy, pool therapy, therapeutic aquatic exercise or hydrotherapy.
Common goals of aqua therapy programs include:
Improving balance and coordination
Building muscle strength and endurance
Enhancing aerobic capacity
Assisting with gait and locomotion
Reducing stress and promoting relaxation
Water therapy may be helpful for clients suffering from the following conditions: