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Aquatic therapy is physical therapy performed in water under the direction of a licensed physical therapist. Through aquatic therapy, you can increase your strength, range of motion, and flexibility. The warmth of the water soothes aches and encourages muscle relaxation, while the buoyancy of water reduces body mass and increases support.
Our HydroWorx® aquatic therapy pool, unique to our region, features a treadmill and underwater camera to allow specially-trained therapists to monitor patients during therapy. The floor rises and lowers to meet patients needs, making it more accessible for all patients to enter, exercise, and exit the pool.
Patients with a variety of conditions may benefit from aquatic therapy:
- Back injuries and postoperative rehabilitation
- Fibromyalgia/chronic pain
- Muscular dystrophy
- Parkinson’s disease
- Lower extremity injuries
- Total joint replacement rehabilitation
- Athletic injury rehabilitation
- Stroke and neurological conditions
Please note that aquatic therapy isn’t appropriate for every patient—your physician can determine whether this type of treatment is best for you. Consult your physician if you’re interested in receiving aquatic therapy.
Freeman Rehabilitation Services
Freeman Rehabilitation & Sports Center
2206 E. 32nd St.
Joplin, Missouri 64804