Athens Orthopedic Clinic is pleased to introduce Aquatic Therapy!
After any type of injury or surgery, increasing mobility is a top priority. Our HydroWorx pool can help patients increase mobility in their joints while allowing them to work at their comfort level. Walking on the underwater treadmill can help reduce pain and eliminate the fear of falling or re-injury. The weightlessness of the water reduces stress on joints and muscles, which allows rehabilitation to begin much sooner than with traditional methods of physical therapy.
Who is an ideal candidate for Aquatic Therapy?
Benefits of Aquatic Therapy:
Our state-of-the-art pool is a HydroWorx 500 that features ergonomic stairs for easy accessibility. The variable-speed underwater treadmill is ideal for gait training and balance education. High-powered water jets add resistance to the water and can be used for massage of multiple joints. The various depths of the water within the pool allow for increased or decreased bodyweight loading.
Note: Insurance varies from patient to patient, but Aquatic Therapy is usually covered as a regular physical therapy visit.
Meet our Aquatic Therapy Coordinator:
Jessica Dunn, PTA, knows first-hand the benefits of post-surgical aquatic therapy. After enduring several knee surgeries, Jessica used pool therapy to help relieve her pain and increase her mobility and strength. Now, Jessica works one-on-one with patients to ensure that their therapy results in a speedy and more comfortable recovery. Her goal with every patient is to encourage lifelong wellness by promoting the continuation of healthy habits that are learned in aquatic therapy.
If you have any questions about aquatic therapy, please contact Jessica at JDunn@AthensOrthopedicClinic.com