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.
We accept insurance from most providers which includes:
Our practitioners are all licensed and registered
Physiotherapy Association of BC (PABC)
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists – BC (CAOT-BC)
BC Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK)
Registered Massage Therapists Association of BC (RMTBC)
BC Psychological Association (BCPA)
BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC)