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Aquatic Rehabilitation

Aqua Therapy

Water therapy also referred to as aquatic therapy, is a well-known therapeutic and rehabilitation modality, but remains a rarely utilized and often overlooked treatment option. The purpose of this article is to offer the reader with further information concerning the purpose, benefits, and contraindications for aquatic exercises that are offered at our Rehabilitation Center.

Purpose of Aquatic Therapy

To enhance, restore, and increase the patient’s functional abilities for conditions and or diagnoses which may be acute, sub-acute, or chronic, while performed in a heated pool which offers these specific components:

  • The 5,500-gallon saltwater pool is heated to 93-95 degrees F., which offers a relaxing and soothing environment to muscles and joints, allowing for improved joint range of motion. Whirlpool jets act to massage sore muscles and injured body parts.
  • The pool offers buoyancy or assistance and support to the injured body part(s). This allows a decrease in gravitational forces placed on weak or injured limbs which cannot accept as much weight or force on dry land. Buoyancy allows a patient to move more freely with decreased stress on the muscles, bones, and joints.
  • The pool enhances hydrostatic pressure as the water surrounding the injured body part(s) helps to improve circulation, which often reduces swelling in the limbs as the blood is squeezed through the vessels back toward the heart. A reduction in swelling of the extremities can occur, which in turn reduces joint and soft tissue tenderness and can promote an increase in range of motion.
  • The water in the pool offers resistance in all directions, contrary to movement on land which is predominantly gravity-resisted. The resistance to movement in the water leads to the development of muscle strength, promotes improvement in dynamic balance, and further enhances sensory awareness of injured body parts.

Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

The benefits of Aquatic Therapy are patient-specific, but are numerous and may include: reduction in pain, improved range of motion, reduction of muscle spasms and/or tone, increase in muscular strength and endurance, improved balance and coordination, improved sensory integration/awareness, increase in cardiovascular and musculoskeletal endurance, early mobilization of an injured or post-operative body part, early gait re-education post-injury or post-surgery, and/or improvement in postural alignment

Precautions / Contradictions

Open Wounds/Cuts; skin infection; incontinence; allergy to chlorine/chemicals; catheter; other infections which may include flu, CI, sore throat, urinary tract/bladder; Communicable diseases; patient extreme fear of water; severe balance disorders; severe “seasickness”.

Amenities

The changing rooms offer custom showers, shampoo, body wash, and hair dryers.

Contact our specialists at Spine Center Atlanta to discover how aquatic therapy can help you.

What We Do

Services & Conditions

ACL

ACL

ACL injuries or tears commonly occur during sports that involve sudden stops of changes in direction.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury

If you have experienced a car accident, sports injury, or a slip and fall accident and were diagnosed with a concussion, you may have suffered a traumatic brain injury. It is best to see a doctor as soon as possible.

Failed Spine Surgery

Failed Spine Surgery

The team specializes in minimally invasive techniques and offers comprehensive care, including an on-site, fully-accredited outpatient surgical facility and a state-of-the-art rehabilitation center.

Neck Spine Surgery

Neck Spine Surgery

When non-surgical care doesn't help, the board-certified orthopedic surgeons at Spine Center Atlanta perform neck spine surgery to repair the underlying problem.

Non-Surgical Treatments

Non-Surgical Treatments

Non-Surgical Treatments services offered in Atlanta, Savannah, Conyers, Augusta, Macon and Decatur, GA

Rotator Cuff Repair

Rotator Cuff Repair

Rotator Cuff Injury services offered in Atlanta, Savannah, Conyers, Augusta, Macon and Decatur, GA

Auto Accident Injury

Auto Accident Injury

If you have experienced a car accident, sports injury, or a slip and fall accident and were diagnosed with a concussion, you may have suffered a traumatic brain injury. It is best to see a doctor as soon as possible.

Cervical Disc Replacement

Cervical Disc Replacement

Cervical disk replacement surgery involves removing a diseased cervical disk and replacing it with an artificial disk.

What We Do

Facilities

Surgery Center

Surgery Center

Our renowned surgery center caters to surgeries related to extremities, interventional spine, and spine surgeries.

MRI Center

MRI Center

Our on-site MRI services give you the convenience of receiving all of your care in one location and deliver a higher quality of care, including a faster diagnosis and treatment.

Rehabilitation Center

Rehabilitation Center

Our rehabilitation team of highly trained professionals has a combined 70 years of clinical experience in the rehabilitation field, each one ready to put their experience to work for you. Our business office and support staff are fully bilingual.

Wellness Center

Wellness Center

Spine Center Atlanta’s Wellness Center offers a boutique-style experience to offer you the best in massage therapy, personal training, and well-being, everything you need to maintain a healthy and rewarding lifestyle.

Aqua Therapy

Aqua Therapy

The aquatic center offers a heated therapy pool at a depth of four feet with 12 massage jets to soothe sore and hurting muscles at the end of your therapy workout.

Acupuncture Center

Acupuncture Center

Acupuncture increases blood circulation to different parts of your body and relaxes your muscles to help alleviate pain.