Aqua

The science and history of Aquatic Therapy

As early as 1240 AD, patients were lowered down through rock clefts at Pfafers to experience the healing effects of warm water. The same physical properties of water which give support to weak and physically disabled persons offers a challenge and resistance to elite sportsmen keeping them fit, while de-loading the joints and muscles.

 

Is Aquatic therapy for everyone?

One of the most amazing things about water rehabilitation is that it is beneficial for just about everyone. There are unfortunately a few important contra-indications that exclude a small group of people from doing Aquatic therapy.

Conditions treatable through aquatic therapy:

Water offers benefits for a wide variety of acute or chronic musculoskeletal conditions, sport injuries, neurological conditions (adult and children), chronic pain syndromes, early rehabilitation after an injury or surgery, exercises during pregnancy, and for general strengthening and improved cardiovascular fitness.

Aquatic therapy as initial phase of rehabilitation after surgery or injury

Water is one of the best and safest places to begin early rehabilitation, at around 3 weeks post-surgery/injury. It is a protected environment that provides support to the injured area where graded loading can be safely applied in accordance with specific phases of healing. Balance, proprioception, strengthening and range of movement are prioritized.

The aim of our aquatic therapy facility

Our aquatic therapy facility is currently closed

Our Aquatic therapy facility

Our aquatic therapy facility is currently closed