Aquatic Therapy

Benefits | Eligibility | Referrals & Payment | Locations

Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network’s Aquatic Therapy program offers benefits to individuals recovering from all phases of injury or illness including post-surgical, non-surgical, orthopedic, rheumatologic, and neurological to chronic pain.

Aquatic TherapyThe therapeutic benefits of the water combined with specialized skills of our physical therapists will help you to improve your mobility and function. The warm water assists with muscle relaxation, increases circulation, and assists with balance and trunk stability. You do not have to be a swimmer to participate in or benefit from Aquatic Therapy.

Aquatic therapy is also effective as a tool during the rehabilitation process following a variety of orthopedic surgical procedures.

Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

Exercising in the water, decreases the amount of weight bearing, which reduces the stress placed on the joints. This makes it easier and less painful to perform exercises. Aquatic Therapy provides additional benefits, including:

  • Helping to relax muscles that are sore or tight.

  • Increased muscle strength. The water provides resistance to strengthen weakened muscles.

  • Decreasing abnormal tone, spasticity, and rigidity. Hands on techniques performed in water temperatures above 92 degrees, are effective in creating warmth that reduces increased ton due to a neurological injury.

  • Improved balance. The pressure and buoyancy of the water supports your body, which allows increased time to react without the fear of falling.

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Aquatic therapy can be beneficial for individuals with:

  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Diseases

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Referrals & Payment

Program can be offered in our clinics or onsite. Training offered in individual or group formats. Session length is 45 minutes to 1 hour.

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  • Central Connecticut Senior Health Services

    Hartford HealthCare Senior Services is committed to helping seniors remain as healthy and independent as possible through every stage of their lives. At these locations, physical therapy in interwoven into many aspects of senior living as seniors are encouraged to make the link between their physical and mental well-being.

  • Hartford Hospital Rehabilitation Network

    Hartford Hospital Rehabilitation Network offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, sports medicine, and health & wellness programs. Our highly skilled staff work with people who have acute illnesses, injuries, and chronic diseases as well as those who are interested in injury prevention and/or personal fitness. We have the resources and expertise to cover the entire spectrum of diagnoses.

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