Aquatic Therapy

Maryland Sports Medicine

At Professional SportsCare & Rehab's Gambrills facility and Maryland SportsCare & Rehab's Westminster location we offer aquatic therapy services for water physical therapy rehabilitation and wellness. Our physical therapy staff is fully trained in aquatic rehabilitation and will design an aquatic program and aquatic therapy exercises based on your unique situation, needs and goals.

About Aqua Therapy

Water therapy uses the physical properties of water to assist in patient healing and exercise performance. These properties include buoyancy, which allows less weight bearing through the joints, and viscosity, or resistance, which is patient controlled by the speed of the exercises. Pressure from the water assists in promoting circulation and decreasing swelling. During pool therapy, the water is kept at a comfortable temperature of 92-94 degrees. This warmth allows a calming effect that improves a patient's tolerance to exercise and overall function.

The aquatic environment prepares patients, through aquatic rehab, for dry land therapeutic exercises they may not yet be ready to perform. The physical therapy pool is also used in combination with dry land exercises and/or manual therapy.

Aquatic physical therapy and aquatic rehabilitation can effectively treat a broad range of conditions that include:

  • Low Back Pain
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Chronic Pain Conditions
  • Knee Pain
  • Gait Deviations
  • Balance Difficulties
  • Fibromyalgia
  • General Deconditioning
  • Post-surgery Rehab
  • Injuries, Sprains or Strains
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"With my physical therapy now complete, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all that you helped me to accomplish. I know that I was not your easiest patient in the beginning but you stuck with me and enabled me to reach the goals that were set for me. Coming to therapy was the highlight of my day during my recovery. Everyone on the staff went out of their way to be supportive and made me feel that even the smallest of improvements was a major accomplishment for me. Even the other patients seemed to be excited with my progress, often telling me how well I was doing. I felt like I had a new extended family."

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