An effective non-surgical treatments for joint pain is aquatic therapy. Because the water is buoyant, a significant portion of your weight is supported, reducing the load placed on your joints as you exercise. As a result, exercise is less painful and places a lot less stress on your hip and knee joints.
Aquatic therapy also offers superior resistance training without the need to use weights. This allows the muscles to be strengthened without additional strain. It’s particularly effective for people who are suffering from hip or knee pain, arthritis, an injury or those who are overweight.
Because you won’t feel as much pain compared to a land-based workout, you can experience a much more rigorous exercise program than would be possible in a gym. Workouts are designed specifically for an aquatic pool, so you can use the water’s resistance to get the most out of each session. Traditional gym or home exercise can’t duplicate this type of resistance.
At Celebration Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine, we have a specially designed aquatic therapy pool that has shallow and deep water sections. The 25-meter pool is ideal for aquatic therapy sessions for those with hip and knee joint conditions.
If you’d like more information about our aquatic therapy pool and our other physical therapy facilities, call 407-303-4003. Hours are 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments can be made for any time between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.
We accept referrals and work very closely with physicians throughout the region to provide you with the very best rehabilitation programs and services in Florida, including access to our aquatic therapy pool.