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Dr. Aj Rastogi
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Aquatic Physical Therapy (Overview)

Definition of aquatic therapy: a therapeutic procedure which attempts to improve function through the application of aquatic therapeutic exercises. These procedures require constant attendance of a therapist educated in performing aquatic therapeutic exercises.


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What is aquatic physical therapy exactly?

What is aquatic physical therapy exactly?

Pool therapy: Aquatic therapy combines the advantages of buoyancy from being in the water with standard physical therapy principles used on "dry land." water also gives the additional benefit of providing a graduated resistance to movement, whereby the more force applied to move through the water, the more resistance felt by the patient doing the moving. ...Read more

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Dr. Aj Rastogi
22 doctors shared insights

Aquatic Physical Therapy (Overview)

Definition of aquatic therapy: a therapeutic procedure which attempts to improve function through the application of aquatic therapeutic exercises. These procedures require constant attendance of a therapist educated in performing aquatic therapeutic exercises.


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What is aquatic physical therapy; who uses it?

What is aquatic physical therapy; who uses it?

Exercise in a pool: Pool therapy is generally used for people who can't tolerate land based physical therapy. The water lessens the load gravity puts on the body. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: aquatic physical therapy?

Aqua PT: Definition of aquatic therapy: a therapeutic procedure which attempts to improve function through the application of aquatic therapeutic exercises. These procedures require constant attendance of a therapist educated in performing aquatic therapeutic exercises. ...Read more

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Aquatic physical therapy - how helpful is it for low back pain?

Aquatic physical therapy - how helpful is it for low back pain?

Very: I like aquatic therapy for my patients with back pain because it allows them to get in the water and exercise while diminishing their own body weight and it's effect on the spine. ...Read more

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Is physical therapy painful?

Not necessarily: Some pt may be uncomfortable at times but most of the time it is not. ...Read more

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Why should I go to physical therapy?

Training : A good physical therapist will evaluate physical problems and design a plan of care that addresses the specific problems a person is facing. They will also help you learn exercises appropriately to prevent further damage. A good pt program will also teach the exercises or activities to do at home to prevent problems in the future. ...Read more

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How can water physical therapy work?

How can water physical therapy work?

Less stress on joint: Water or aquatic physical therapy can be helpful with weakness and arthritis. The temperature of the water can help with pain relief. The water also provides a buoyant environment to allow for less strength and stress to move muscles. This can be helpful to allow for weak muscles to move easier in water than on land. ...Read more

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Is water physical therapy effective?

Is water physical therapy effective?

Can be: Water or aquatic physical therapy can be very effective, especially when we want to minimize weight bearing but want to maintain resistance. It is also a very effective form of exercise for those who have difficulty with full weight bearing. ...Read more

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Physical therapy for groin syndrome?

Physical therapy for groin syndrome?

Deoends: Technically, there is not one syndrome called "groin syndrome." groin pain can result from adductor tendonitis, a sports hernia, an inguinal hernia, hip joint problems, osteitis pubis, pubic bone stress fractures & pelvic nerve problems...Just to name a few. Physical therapy can be helpful for tendonitis, some hip joint issues & sports hernias, but it's always best to get a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Physical Therapy (Definition)

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Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Physiotherapy (Definition)

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