The Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

Gait training physical therapyAs summer temperatures continue to rise, many of us are seeking out the nearest pool to beat the heat. But there’s more to get from your time in the water than a fun reprieve from the sun.

Water workouts and aquatic therapy offer a wide variety of health benefits, too, and bonus – they’re great for people of all shapes, sizes, and ability levels when it comes to recovering from sports injuries, joint pain or injury, post-surgical recovery, orthopedic conditions and injury, and more.
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3 Low-Impact Moves to Ease Pain

Gait training physical therapyWhen we’re injured or dealing with a chronic, painful condition, it can be tempting to resign ourselves to the couch. But the truth is, gentle, low-impact movement can actually help increase your recovery time when done correctly, and ease painful systems associated with your injury or condition.

Give these three options a try:

Swimming and water aerobics. Swimming and moving under water are excellent options for people dealing with chronic pain, because the buoyancy helps to reduce injury-inducing resistance, and takes some of the stress off of your muscles and joints – and while building up strength and alleviating pain.
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Sports Rehabilitation at Sovereign

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Atlanta GA Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation DoctorsThis time of year is a favorite for many – and not just because of all the pumpkin-flavored coffees making their seasonal debuts. Fall is football season, and along with tailgates and trash talk comes the increased potential for painful, debilitating  sports injuries.

Football players (the professional, backyard, and school-aged variety) are at risk for suffering a wide-range of slips, falls and collisions each season, leading to conditions such as shoulder tendinitis, shoulder dislocation, rotator cuff injury, sprains and repetitive strain injuries, just to name a few.
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Aquatic Therapy

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Aquatic therapy is a beneficial form of therapy that is performed in the water. Aquatic therapy is useful for treating an array of medical conditions, and it is used to assist in patient healing. Sovereign Rehabilitation uses aquatic therapy to decrease pain, promote healing, facilitate movement, and provide muscle resistance in a low impact environment. Many studies have been done to document the benefits of aquatic therapy for those with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Neurological Conditions, and those recovering from injuries and surgery.
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