Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic 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.

Why choose Kaweah Delta? 

  • 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.

Try Aquatic Therapy for the following conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • After knee, hip, back surgery or any type of weight-bearing restriction
  • Sports injuries
  • Pain
  • Balance issues
  • Lower extremity edema (swelling)

How Aquatic Therapy Helps

  • Aquatic therapy can make exercise easier and less painful, because the forces on weight-bearing joints are reduced.
  • 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.