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Aquatic Therapy Specialist

Collins Physical Therapy Institute

Physical Therapy and Musculoskeletal Injury located in The Commons & North Naples, Naples, FL

At their state-of-the-art office in North Naples, Florida, Collins Physical Therapy Institute offers aquatic therapy to enhance your physical therapy and speed recovery. Gregory Collins, PT, and his team of aquatic physical therapists work with you to decrease pain, restore range of motion, and increase your strength. Call to learn more about how aquatic therapy can help you or use the online scheduling option.

Aquatic Therapy Q & A

What is aquatic therapy?

Aquatic therapy is physical therapy in the water. Depending on your needs and goals, your physical therapist customizes your treatment with specific aquatic exercises to hasten your healing. It consists of:

  • Treatment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Prevention
  • Health
  • Wellness
  • Fitness

 

Water therapy sessions are conducted in the North Naples location.

 

What conditions does aquatic therapy treat?

The team at Collins Physical Therapy Institute include aquatic therapy for patients who suffer with:

  • Arthritis
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Post-operative pain 
  • Sprains
  • Fractures
  • Strains
  • Sports injuries
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Chronic pain

 

Aquatic therapy is especially useful for men and women who struggle with pain, weakness, or imbalance to perform the same exercises on land. 

 

What are the benefits of aquatic therapy?

The benefits of aquatic therapy are seemingly endless. It improves:

  • Range of motion
  • Locomotion
  • Flexibility
  • Gait
  • Strength
  • Posture
  • Balance
  • Agility
  • Coordination
  • Endurance
  • Body mechanic
  • Circulation
  • Muscle tone
  • Joint stiffness
  • Swelling

 

Therapy in water is also relaxing. The natural buoyancy of the water relieves stress and strain on your joints and muscles.

 

Is aquatic therapy right for me?

At your consultation, your physical therapist conducts a thorough physical exam and talks with you about your health history and current condition. If you can benefit from aquatic therapy, they include it in your treatment plan.

Although it is an excellent option for most of the problems that require physical therapy, it isn’t the best choice for everyone. Some of the reasons your therapist may recommend you steer away from aquatic therapy include if you have:

  • An open wound
  • A skin infection
  • Incontinence
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Decreased lung function

 

Also, if getting in or out of the water puts you in danger, aquatic therapy may not be right for you. However, most pools have ramps to help you access the water safely.

 

Is aquatic therapy inside or outside?

Aquatic therapy is almost always conducted indoors. The team at Collins Physical Therapy Institute conducts its water therapy services at the North Naples location.

The water is heated to the mid-80s, so you’ll stay completely comfortable while you are working through your exercises with your aquatic therapist.

Learn more about how aquatic therapy can aid your healing. Call the office to reserve an appointment or book online.