Aquatic Therapy Program at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
The Aquatic Therapy Program at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital combines the benefits of exercise and therapy with the advantages of warm water in order to meet the needs of patients suffering from musculoskeletal disorders. Aquatic Therapy utilizes the warm, buoyant and resistive properties of water to help manage pain, reduce stiffness and increase joint mobility. Our specially-trained aquatic therapists evaluate patients’ individualized needs and develop specialized treatment plans to meet their goals and to ultimately provide a better quality of life.
Therapeutic Benefits of Aquatic Therapy in Warm Water
- Promotes muscular relaxation
- Reduces edema (swelling) of submerged body parts
- Reduces compressive forces on weight-bearing joints
- Reduces pain sensitivity
- Reduces muscle spasms
- Increases ease of joint movement
Conditions Treated by Aquatic Therapy
A variety of musculoskeletal conditions are treated, including:
- Back Pain
- Joint Pain
- Orthopedic Injuries/Conditions
- Post-Orthopedic Surgery
Most insurance plans are accepted for Aquatic Therapy at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital.
Find an Aquatic Physical Therapy Program
For more information or to refer a patient, please call the Physical Therapy Department at 610.237.4231.