Experience the Gentle Healing of Water at Health Quest Therapy!
Patient enjoying benefits of hydro therapy.
The safe and productive environment created by water minimizes joint stress to help reduce pain, muscle spasms, and swelling, allowing rehabilitation and recovery to begin earlier than traditional land-based rehab alone. Patients can experience success even in the acute stages of restoration. When combining hydrotherapy with conventional therapy, a patients flexibility, function, overall health, and well being can be significantly improved.
Water Therapy Treatment Programs
Water therapy programs at Health Quest Therapy consist of a variety of treatments and exercises performed in our state of the art therapy pool. Procedures are specifically designed to intensify the healing of your musculoskeletal injuries. Water Therapy treatment programs also serve to condition and improve overall muscle health, reducing the chance of reoccurring injury. Water therapy offers many of the same benefits of land-based treatment programs, and are often used in combination to maximize the effectiveness of your treatment.
Benefits of Treating in Water
The properties of water make it an ideal environment to treat musculoskeletal injuries.
Buoyancy: Water assists in supporting the weight of the patient during immersion. This control can aid the development of improved balance and strength. Buoyancy also affords the patient a greater range and diversity of positions due to the near weightlessness effect of water. Patients who have trouble moving on hard land due to pain can move in ways they would never have been able to out of the pool.
Viscosity: Water provided resistance through friction, allowing strengthening and conditioning of an injury while reducing the risk of further damage due to loss of balance.
Hydrostatic pressure: As the patient's body is immersed, the hydrostatic pressure created by the weight of the water improves heart and lung functions, making aquatic exercise a useful tool in maintaining and strengthening heart and lung functions. This pressure effect also aids in improving muscle blood flow.
The combined benefit of these unique properties used in coordination with land-based treatments (when appropriate), allows Health Quest Therapy the opportunity to provide the most effective and comfortable treatment opportunity available.