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How can water physical therapy work?

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Dr. Gregory Billy
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gregory Billy
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In brief: Therapy

Water therapy is very useful due to the fact you are able to use your joints with no weight on them. Good for feet , legs, lowback, shoulders etc.

In brief: Therapy

Water therapy is very useful due to the fact you are able to use your joints with no weight on them. Good for feet , legs, lowback, shoulders etc.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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