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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"I just wanted to say thank you to Professional SportsCare & Rehab for all of the help with my back injury several months ago. I stuck to the regime you gave me and successfully hiked seven days through Mount Kilimanjaro with a 17-pound backpack and made it to the summit on June 5th. And my back felt better than ever. Thanks for everything."

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