Sports injury is a very broad term and can include everything from a sprained ankle to total reconstructive knee surgery and everything in between. However, one thing is common with all sports injuries; they are painful. And perhaps the only thing more painful than the injury itself is the rehabilitation.
The best way to minimize pain during rehab and even speed up your recovery time is to utilize aquatic therapy.
Sports Injuries Speedy Recoveries using Aquatic Therapy
When traditional therapy is too painful for athletes to endure, aquatic therapy becomes an excellent option. Aquatic therapy uses the physical properties of water, including buoyancy and resistance, to speed rehabilitation and healing while also reducing pain.
Low Impact: Buoyancy reduces stress on the joints and injured tissue, making for a much more comfortable and relaxing rehabilitation experience. Buoyancy decreases the overall amount of pain involved in most exercises.
Added Resistance: The water adds resistance, helping to strengthen specific muscle groups. This resistance, combined with the water’s buoyancy, allows patients to work specific muscle groups with decreased joint stress.
Reduced Swelling: Water pressure helps reduce swelling and promotes blood circulation and joint position awareness.
Reisterstown Physical Therapy Center: Chesapeake Bay Aquatic & Physical Therapy
At Chesapeake Bay Aquatic & Physical Therapy we treat patients of all ages, backgrounds and interests, including professional and recreational athletes. Our therapists have experience treating a wide range of sports injuries, including rotator cuff tears, post-op rehabilitation, and more.
With locations in Severna Park, Bowie, Laurel, Timonium, and Reisterstown, Maryland, our goal is to provide the highest quality rehabilitation services in our region.
If you have any questions about Sports Injuries & Aquatic Therapy, please contact Chesapeake Bay Aquatic & Physical Therapy by visiting cbayaquapt.com today! And if you are a new patient, please review our New Patient Forms page before your first visit.