Aquatic physical therapy is physical therapy that is provided in a pool setting. You may also hear aquatic physical therapy called aquatic PT, pool therapy, aquatic rehabilitation, or water therapy. Aquatic physical therapy can be an excellent complement to traditional land-based services for people of all fitness levels. For the high-level athlete rehabilitating from an injury, aquatic physical therapy can help reduce recovery time and improve aerobic capacity, strength, and endurance to take their performance to the next level. For the less active client or person at risk for falls who is wanting to improve balance and build strength to be able to walk without a walker or climb a flight of stairs, physical therapy in the aquatic environment can assist the client in reaching those goals.
What is it about the aquatic environment specifically that is helpful?