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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Aquatic Therapy (Overview)

Aquatic therapy programs offer treatments and exercises done in a pool to help relieve health issues such as low back pain and neck pain. The exercises can also help strengthen muscles to prevent future recurrences of back pain.


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How soon can I start aquatic therapy after an injury?

How soon can I start aquatic therapy after an injury?

Aquatic exercise: Depends on the injury and how much tissue damage resulted. Were there any complications. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
59 doctors shared insights

Aquatic Therapy (Overview)

Aquatic therapy programs offer treatments and exercises done in a pool to help relieve health issues such as low back pain and neck pain. The exercises can also help strengthen muscles to prevent future recurrences of back pain.


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How is aquatic therapy good for osteoporosis patients?

How is aquatic therapy good for osteoporosis patients?

Yes it is good: Once osteopenia or osteoporosis has been identified through a bone density test, referral to physical therapy for appropriate exercise should be part of a therapeutic plan. That could inculd aquatic therapy. ...Read more

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How would you prescribe aquatic therapy for osteoarthritis?

How would you prescribe aquatic therapy for osteoarthritis?

Ai chi : Osteoarthritis patients may notice that aquatic exercises resemble familiar land-based movements but utilize the water's cushioned resistance. Water aerobics workouts mimic cross-country skiing, slow jogging or walking. Stretching exercises include alternating knee-to-chest raises. You'll strengthen muscles by utilizing foam barbells to perform bicep curls and side arm raises. ...Read more

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How do you tell your teacher you can't join the aquatic therapy lab because of period?

How do you tell your teacher you can't join the aquatic therapy lab because of period?

See below: You can say just what you said here. Do not be embarrassed. Or if you just can't say it go to the school nurse and tell them. ...Read more

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How do you tell your male teacher you can't join the aquatic therapy lab because of period pains/your period?

How do you tell your male teacher you can't join the aquatic therapy lab because of period pains/your period?

School nurse: Medical problems are private and you do not have to disclose the details of your medical issues with people at school or later in life with people at work. You should discuss the issue with the school nurse. If there is a valid medical issue prohibiting you from certain activities the teachers will be informed. ...Read more

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How do I treat sporting injuries with aquatic sports therapy?

How do I treat sporting injuries with aquatic sports therapy?

Physical therapy: Aquatic therapy is a kind of physical therapy used in different diseases. To decide whether it is appropriate in your case and how best it can be used, you will need to be referred to physical therapy. The physical therapist will be able to tell you if your injury is best treated by it and if so, you will be prescribed a regimen that you will follow. ...Read more

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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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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