therapy is one way to rehabilitate patients after injury, surgery, or chronic
illness. Patients who have had difficulty with traditional therapy often show
improvement with aquatic therapy. The goal is to transition patients quickly
from hydrotherapy to a land rehabilitation program within 3 to 12 sessions.
- Kaweah Delta has one of the largest aquatic therapy
pools in Tulare County.
- Staffed by therapist who specialize in chronic pain,
orthopedics, and neurological orders such as stroke.
- Classes taught by hands-on therapists.
- Group therapy classes provide a fun and social
dynamic for healing.
Aquatic Therapy for the following conditions:
knee, hip, back surgery or any type of weight-bearing restriction
extremity edema (swelling)
Aquatic Therapy Helps
- Aquatic therapy can make
exercise easier and less painful, because the forces on weight-bearing joints
- The warmth of the water
helps reduce pain by relaxing tight or spasm muscles and increasing blood flow.
- The water resistance helps
patients strengthen muscles and improve cardiovascular performance.
- Hydrostatic pressure
provided by the water, can reduce swelling in the lower limbs by providing
gradual pressure to enhance circulation.