Back Pain being treated through aquatic therapy

Have You Suffered A Stroke? Aquatic Therapy Could Help

It\’s no secret that neurological illnesses can be restricting and debilitating, causing you to change your daily routine. While this can be aggravating, aquatic therapy treatment can help you regain function so you can resume living your life on your own terms!

For more information on how aquatic therapy at Total Performance Physical Therapy in Hatfield, North Wales, and Horsham can benefit you and help you to manage the side effects of neurological disorders, contact us today to set up an appointment.

What conditions can aquatic and neuro therapy can help

As stated by US News: Health,

Physical therapy is a good fit for many people with neurological disorders because they may have problems with their movement. These problems are often caused by the disorder. Depending on the type of neurological condition someone has, movement problems can get worse as the disease progresses.”

Following a neurological injury, you can enhance your function and regain your independence much sooner by participating in water therapy treatments.

Neurotherapy aids in the identification of problem regions, while aquatic therapy aids in the improvement of those areas. Neurotherapy is a non-invasive therapeutic procedure that examines brain activity to see how it might be altered to help you operate better.

With neuro therapy, an EEG is used to measure brain activity and create “brain maps.” Physical and occupational therapists and neurological therapists work closely together in order to create the best treatment plan possible for each patient.

PTs specializing in neurology work with patients who have a wide range of neurological disorders, including, but not limited to:

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • Multiple sclerosis

Stroke recovery is another condition that aquatic therapy can help with. A stroke is referred to as a Cerebrovascular Accident and is the sudden death of brain cells due to a lack of oxygen.

This occurs when the blood flow to a particular portion of the brain is restricted by a clot or bleeding. The severity of symptoms and recovery period is dependent on where the stroke occurred in the brain, how extensive the damage was, and the duration of the stroke.

Aquatic therapy at Total Performance Physical Therapy in Hatfield, North Wales, and Horsham is a vital part of recovery for someone who has suffered a stroke. A thorough evaluation is done in various stages of the rehabilitation process to determine what measures need to be taken during treatment. Depending on the person’s needs, their therapist may incorporate aquatic therapy into their treatment plan.

The importance of aquatic therapy for neurological condition treatment

Aquatic rehabilitation can help patients recovering from a stroke regain their strength, balance, range of motion, and feelings of independence.

Our physical therapists approach the care of each person as an individual, adapting the best rehabilitative process to each case. Occupational therapists work very closely to improve upper extremity and hand function.

Aquatic therapy at Total Performance Physical Therapy can help patients living with neurological disorders to achieve the following:

  • Hydrostatic pressure. With its hydrostatic pressure, you’re supported and don’t have to fear falling while performing exercises.
  • Relaxation. It provides a soothing and relaxing environment for aching muscles and joints.
  • Relief. This kind of therapy can help provide relief for many conditions, including arthritis, chronic pain, lower back pain, orthopedic injuries, sprains, strains, and tendonitis.
  • Resistance. Its natural resistance can be used to increase the rehabilitation process and strengthen muscles.
  • Improved Breathing. The respiratory muscles are forced to work harder during aquatic therapy, which helps you breathe better.
  • Wave propagation/turbulence. Wave propagation and turbulence allow our physical therapist to gently manipulate your body.
  • Buoyancy. There is less pain when you exercise in the water! Water has a natural buoyancy for flotation and reduces gravity on aching muscles and joints.

Request an appointment to meet with one of our dedicated aquatic therapists serving your community. You will find out how we can best manage your symptoms and regain your independence.

Aquatic therapy can help you regain independence 

If you are suffering from a neurological condition, or recovering from a stroke that has limited you from living the life you want to live, don’t hesitate to call us today to make an appointment.

At Total Performance Physical Therapy one of our experienced aquatic therapists serving your community work closely with neurological experts to provide the best treatment possible for you.

If you’re ready to find relief today, know that you’re one step closer when you make an appointment. We’re here and ready to support you through your treatment program in any way we can!


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