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Make Waves with Aquatic Therapy in Grant and Sparta!

If you have difficulty with weight bearing activities, you might want to consider Aquatic Therapy. Patients who suffer from a variety of conditions such as knee pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis, neck or shoulder pain and sports injury would benefit from aquatic therapy.

Make Waves with Aquatic Therapy in Grant and Sparta!

What makes water such a well-tolerated form of exercise and an effective adjunct to land-based physical therapy? “It allows for non-weight-bearing or limited weight-bearing exercises, promotes relaxation, decreases muscle spasms, increases range of motion, improves circulation, increases the efficiency of the respiratory system and cardiac output, and decreases edema and muscle lactate,” says Karen Good, PT, OCS, ATRIC, Senior Physical Therapist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.

Water also reduces the risk of injury and provides security to the patient. “The patients can lose their balance and know they aren’t going to fall immediately [and injure themselves],” says Mike Studer, PT, NCS, CEEAA.

Aquatic therapy can also assist with the strengthening of injured or weakened muscles. As the patient’s strength increases the exercises can be modified to increase the resistance of the water.

Make Waves with Aquatic Therapy in Grant and Sparta!

Aquatic therapy is offered at our Sparta and Grant locations. Sparta’s clinic features a state of the art SwimEx pool. This pool offers an adjustable resistant current, which can assist with the treating of a wide variety of conditions. Grant’s pool also offers pool fitness classes and open swim sessions on top of the aquatic therapy. Classes run up to 3 days a week and last for 6 weeks. This is a fun activity to do with friends that can help you get into shape and stay active. For more information, click here.

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Make Waves with Aquatic Therapy in Grant and Sparta!

Pool Fitness Classes in Grant

We’re so confident you’ll enjoy a class in our temperature-controlled pool this winter, you can try one class first, for free!

Pool Fitness Classes in Grant

Sessions start on February 27 and there are 4 classes to choose from: M-W-F 9-10 am, M-W-F 12-1, M-W 10:30-11:30, and M-W 4:30-5:30. Prices start at $46.00 per six week session.

For more information about the benefits of pool classes, and to download your free class coupon, click here.

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Pool Fitness Classes in Grant

Feeling Great with Aquatic Therapy

Feeling Great with Aquatic Therapy

Its nearly impossible to watch the news, look on Facebook, or chat with friends and not have the topic of the Olympics come up. In particular, swimming seems to be the topic of choice given that the competition has been fierce, Michael Phelps has won more medals that any Olympian in history and the United States is winning swimming medals left and right. Its a very exciting time for aquatics.

Not only is swimming a great sport to watch, but aquatics in general are a great source of healthy exercise, and therapy for many injuries and pains. As physical therapists, we work with patients in the water all the time at both our Grant and Sparta locations. Sparta is where you’ll find our state-of-the-art SwimEx pool, which features a resistant current, treating a wide variety of conditions, from severe arthritis to sports injuries.

Aquatic physical therapy is so beneficial because of the unique properties of water. Not only does the warm water of a pool help relax muscles and increase blood flow to painful areas, the buoyancy of the water helps patients with mobility issues to move more comfortably. Water also offers resistance for exercising to build strength with less pain and is a perfect environment for no-impact aerobic activity.


Aquatic Physical Therapy Help With:

– Function and independence
– Endurance/conditioning
– Body mechanics and posture
– Flexibility
– Strength
– Gait and ambulation
– Relaxation

Feeling Great with Aquatic Therapy

We see patients who suffer from knee pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis, sports injuries, and neck and shoulder pain.

Of course the pool isn’t just for healing purposes, its fun too!
We offer pool fitness classes at our Grant location which are led by a trained exercise instructor, and you do not have to know how to swim. The six-week long classes are designed to build flexibility, strength and cardio-vascular fitness, all with less stress on joints. These classes are great for expectant mothers too. If you are pregnant in the summer, the water is a great place to escape the heat. In the cooler months, prenatal water aerobics in an indoor pool is a great way to stay in shape. Regardless of the time of year, being in the water takes the pressure off your growing belly and its refreshing.

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Feeling Great with Aquatic Therapy