What is Aquatic Therapy?

Aquatic therapy, also known as aqua therapy and hydrotherapy, is a type of active rehabilitation treatment performed in a swimming pool for relaxation, fitness, physical therapy and other therapeutic benefits. Aquatic therapy takes advantage of waters buoyancy and resistance. When you are submerged in water, its buoyancy supports your weight and its resistance helps you exercise without the load and force of a land-based rehabilitation treatments and exercises. Many our clients benefit from aquatic therapy, such as injured athletes, seniors with arthritis, individuals recovering from strokes, pre/post major surgery and those who have mobility issues. Water buoyancy can eliminate 30-99% of a person’s body weight, which provides an excellent way to reduce the pressure on the joints to help with rehabilitation.

How can aquatic therapy help me?

At Mountainview Health & Wellness aquatic therapy has been used to treat different issues, ailments, disorders and injuries such as:

  • Low back pain
  • Joint pain from sports or daily repetitive activities
  • Neurological and orthopedic injuries
  • Post-surgical debilitation
  • Musculoskeletal issues
  • Post heart surgery
  • Mobility Issues
  • Muscle weakness
  • Chronic or acute injury or illness​

What to expect from our aquatic therapy services?

Treatments and exercises are performed while floating, partially submerged or fully submerged in water and can include range of motion, strength and stretching exercises. We offer aquatic therapy through our New Westminster and Surrey locations and use local recreational centers and pools to do treatments.

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Cost Coverage, Insurance and Benefits

Most health insurance providers will partially or fully cover services like physiotherapy, occupational therapy, kinesiology, massage therapy, psychology, clinical counselling and acupuncture.

A portion or all of your treatment fees could be covered, depending on if you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, have a worker’s compensation claim or extended health benefits.

Call Mountainview Health and Wellness today. Our staff can help you find out what you’re covered for, which could include:

  • ICBC insurance
  • Third-party insurance
  • WCB insurance
  • Extended health benefits

We accept all major credit cards, debit and cash.

As of April 1st, ICBC has increased the number of pre-approved health services you are entitled to. What this means for you is increased care in case you are injured in a motor vehicle accident.

Call us today to find out what you’re covered for.

New Westminster: (604) 544-5062

Have any questions? Call us today!

New Westminster: (604) 544-5062

We accept insurance from most providers which includes:

green shield canada
ssc insurance
pacific blue cross

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