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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Eligibility

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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Aquatic Therapy Locations

Southington Care Center
45 Meriden Avenue
Southington, CT 06489
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Aquatic Therapy
Balance & Falls
Concussion
Lymphedema Therapy
Multi-Disciplinary (PT, OT, ST)
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Surgical Weight Loss Rehab
100 Simsbury Road
Avon, CT 06001
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Aquatic Therapy
Balance & Falls
Breast Cancer Rehabilitation
Cancer Rehabilitation
Concussion
Dry Needling
Hand Therapy
Head & Neck Cancer Rehabilitation
Headache Management
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Sports Medicine
Surgical Weight Loss Rehab
Thoracic Rehabilitation
Vestibular Rehabilitation
40 Loeffler Road
Bloomfield, CT 06002
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Aquatic Therapy
Cognitive Assessment
Cognitive Re-training
Multi-Disciplinary (PT, OT, ST)
Neuro Conditions
Occupational Therapy
Orthopedic Musculoskeletal Conditions
Physical Therapy
Safe Steps
Speech Therapy (adult)
Stroke
Swallowing Evaluation
Vestibular Rehabilitation
Wheelchair Evaluation
140 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, CT 06410
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Services Offered Here
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Aquatic Therapy
Cognitive Assessment
Cognitive Re-training
Multi-Disciplinary (PT, OT, ST)
Neuro Conditions
Occupational Therapy
Orthopedic Musculoskeletal Conditions
Physical Therapy
Safe Steps
Speech Therapy (adult)
Stroke
Swallowing Evaluation
Vestibular Rehabilitation
Wheelchair Evaluation

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