Why aquatic therapy versus land physical/occupational therapy?

Joints that are painful on land will be less painful in the water. Because of this, you are better able to increase your range of motion, increase your strength, decrease edema and improve your function on land…all with LESS PAIN! A therapeutic pool is warm which allows your muscles to relax and your pain to be decreased. The water is a safe and supportive environment for working on improving balance and coordination. The water allows you to work on posture and walking in a safe environment where you don’t have to worry about falling!