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What are the benefits of water therapy after having back surgery?
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: More comfortable
Standing erect requires a complex a use of bones joint and muscles after surgery the muscle need time to recover before th you are able to use them without discomfort it is easier and less stress on low back structues to to stand and walk in water so you can move eaisier and begin progressive strengthening of these important structures one caution make sure your wound is healed .
4-6 weeks.

In brief: More comfortable
Standing erect requires a complex a use of bones joint and muscles after surgery the muscle need time to recover before th you are able to use them without discomfort it is easier and less stress on low back structues to to stand and walk in water so you can move eaisier and begin progressive strengthening of these important structures one caution make sure your wound is healed .
4-6 weeks.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Water or aqua therap
Allows one to sometmes mobilize more quickly and sometimes tolerate exercise better as there is less weight bearing involved especially if in a heated pool.

In brief: Water or aqua therap
Allows one to sometmes mobilize more quickly and sometimes tolerate exercise better as there is less weight bearing involved especially if in a heated pool.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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