Aquatic Therapy Services

If you are recovering from a physical injury or musculoskeletal condition, aquatic therapy could present a comfortable and enjoyable alternative to traditional physical therapy treatments. Reach out to Spero Rehab today to learn about our aquatic therapy services and discover how they can streamline your recovery.

What Is Aquatic Therapy?

Aquatic therapy is a form of therapy that takes place in a pool. At Spero Rehab, we may use aquatic therapy to help you practice movements and exercises while placing less strain on the muscles and joints. Buoyancy minimizes the impact of body weight on activities, allowing you to practice exercises with less discomfort.

Our local aquatic therapists may combine an aquatic therapy program with land-based therapy for holistic rehabilitation. We may also use aquatic therapy as a stepping stone to eventually transition to land-based therapy once your flexibility and strength have increased.

We will guide you through an aquatic therapy program that focuses on these goals:

  • Relax the muscles
  • Reduce pain and muscle spasms
  • Increase strength and endurance
  • Improve cardiovascular function
  • Enhance coordination, balance, and kinesthetic movements

We offer aquatic physical therapy at our Katy, North Katy, and Oak Hill clinic locations.

What To Expect

If you are new to aquatic therapy, you may be unsure of what to expect. Rest assured — you don’t need to know how to swim to gain the benefits of aquatic therapy.

Our physical and occupational therapists will guide you through each step of your therapy program while keeping your comfort top of mind. Many patients prefer aquatic therapy to land-based therapy because it feels better on the joints and muscles.

Our Hydroworx Zero Entry pool at our Katy clinic is easy to exit and enter, accounting for a range of physical limitations. This pool features an underwater treadmill that you can use to practice walking with minimal strain on the joints and muscles. We also have heated therapy pools at our North Katy and Oak Hill locations.

Aquatic therapy lets you practice physical therapy exercises with minimal pain and discomfort. This gentle therapeutic approach is a fun treatment alternative that still helps you progress toward your physical goals.

Spending time in our heated pools and hot tubs can soothe sore muscles and relax the mind, giving you a break from the aches and pains you have been experiencing. With frequent aquatic therapy, you can better prepare your body to complete more challenging physical therapy exercises, streamlining your recovery.

Common Conditions We Treat

When combined with expert manual therapy, water therapy can promote healing and rehabilitation from any of the
following conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Joint pain
  • Pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Ligament sprains
  • Chronic pain
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Muscle strains
  • Sports injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Pre- and post-partum pain
  • Total joint replacements

“Dum Spiro Spero” –

“As long as there is breath, there is hope”