Aquatic Advance Patient Care

How Will This Advance Patient Care?

  • Due to buoyancy, patients are able to initiate weight bearing with decreased pain and stress to the joints. For example, a 200 lb person:
    % Submersion Relative Weight
    50% 100 lbs
    70% 60 lbs
    90% 20 lbs
  • Hydrostatic pressure helps reduce blood pressure, edema and spasticity for an enhanced therapy experience.
  • Fluid resistance offers an effective challenge to patients suffering from decreased muscular strength and endurance as well as those suffering with balance issues.
  • Gentle water turbulence is effective at modulating pain.

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