Aquatic Therapy

Let the Science of Water Help You Achieve Your Hard-to-Reach Goals

Aquatic therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy that takes place in water, rather than on land. Because of the scientific properties of water, it allows many patients—and therapists—to accomplish goals they are unable to accomplish using conventional land-based measures, making it a highly effective treatment for a variety of otherwise difficult-to-treat conditions.

Some of the many benefits of aquatic therapy include:

  • Buoyancy. Buoyancy is what makes you float and feel “lighter” in water. It pushes up against your body and allows you to move with less effort, affording you a greater range of motion. It also promotes muscle relaxation and helps decrease pain.
  • Resistance. When you move your limbs up and down in water, you encounter resistance. Acting against resistance has effects similar to weightlifting and can be used to improve your muscle strength.
  • Viscosity. Water is thicker than air, so you move more slowly through it and, therefore, can make more deliberate movements. If you need to work on skills such as balance and coordination, the viscosity of water makes it an ideal platform.
  • Compression. Hydrostatic pressure is the pressure that water exerts on your body whenever you are in it. It supports your body and allows you to do standing activities, such as walking, with less effort. It also decreases lower extremity swelling and improves respiratory muscle function.

In addition to the above, most patients find aquatic therapy relaxing, refreshing, and enjoyable—and many leave one appointment eager for the next.

Our Physical Therapists Provide Personalized, One-on-One Treatment

The physical therapists in the Blue Sky Therapy family are committed to providing patients with personalized aquatic therapy tailored to meet their specific circumstances, needs, and goals.
All aquatic therapy sessions are conducted in a one-on-one setting in carefully regulated waters. Our pools are kept at a warm temperature that is both comfortable and conducive to therapeutic goals such as muscle relaxation, decreased pain, and decreased swelling.

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We live and work toward patient total health and success every single day.

“The friendliness and compassion of each therapist has for every patient is remarkable. They are very knowledgeable about every aspect of therapy. They listened to my concerns and did an excellent job! Blue Sky really cares about their patients!”
“All the therapists are courteous and care for their patient’s well-being and progress.”
“I love those girls in therapy and I truly do not know what I would have done without them. They are my angels, each and every one of them. What a wonderful experience I had with them, we laughed and cried and hurt together, but it sure was worth it as I am going back home to live. I never thought I would ever live alone again and they made my dreams come true! I would and will recommend HCV with the therapy girls from BlueSky to everyone I come in contact with and I can really talk a lot. Thank you for giving me my life back!”
“I really appreciated the kindness and support of all the therapists for PT, OT and ST. Thank you for a wonderful first therapy experience!”
“I wouldn’t be going home today if it wasn’t for all the great therapy and care I received. The therapists were extremely helpful with providing me with information and techniques on ways of getting around once I was home.”
“I’ve had therapy before, but your therapists are the happiest people and actually make therapy FUN! Thank you for a great experience!”
“I will miss everyone that worked with me! Their expertise is exceptional! I recommend Blue Sky over anywhere else! Thank you for helping me get to have a normal life again!”
“I loved the way the therapists praised and encouraged my efforts to meet each new challenge!”
“The atmosphere in the therapy room was always relaxed, which made me very comfortable. It was a pleasure to work with all of the therapists!”
“Therapists were encouraging and supportive of my needs. They pushed me to keep me moving forward in my rehabilitation at a pace that was positive. Everyone was very upbeat!”

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