Aquatic Therapy Specialist in Liberty, Flatbush, & Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
At Ahava Medical and Rehabilitation Center, we are proud to offer aquatic therapy to all of our clients in Liberty, Flatbush, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY to help with back pain, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis. Call us for appointment.
Aquatic Therapy Q & A
What is involved with aquatic therapy?
Aquatic therapy contains all of the features of physical therapy but with the added element of water! As such, aquatic therapy consists of various exercises performed in a shallow pool to help improve pain symptoms, range of motion, and flexibility. The specific types of exercises performed in aquatic therapy will vary according to the particular conditions and consequent needs of each patient. Depending on the tolerance level or severity of the ailment for each patient, aquatic therapy sessions tend to last anywhere from 15 minutes to one hour. The common goals of aquatic therapy are to improve flexibility, balance, and coordination, build muscle strength and stamina, assist with gait and posture, and reduce stress.
Do I need to know how to swim to participate in aquatic therapy?
If you don’t know how to swim, but think that you could benefit from aquatic therapy, don’t worry! Our pools at Ahava Medical and Rehabilitation Center are shallow and designed to accommodate patients who are not able to swim. For a lot of the aquatic therapy exercises that you will perform, you will be standing up in the water, so the ability to swim is not a prerequisite to participate in aquatic therapy.
How can aquatic therapy help me?
In many ways, aquatic therapy provides an ideal environment for physical therapy exercises! One benefit of aquatic therapy stems from the buoyancy of water. The buoyant nature of water makes you feel lighter when you are in it, which makes physical therapy exercises much more comfortable to perform. The natural resistance of the water also strengthens muscles and increases your range of motion. Moreover, the pressure of the surrounding water aids your stability, which will help you to perform exercises that require a great deal of balance. Furthermore, exercising in the water forces your respiratory muscles to work harder, which can help build up your stamina. In these ways, aquatic therapy enables you to perform physical therapy exercises with an unlikely combination of less pain and more significant results!
Does insurance cover aquatic therapy?
All insurance companies recognize aquatic therapy as a standard model of physical therapy. As such, your benefits provider will most likely cover aquatic therapy services. For our part at Ahava Medical and Rehabilitation Center, we accept most major health insurance plans! For a full list of the medical insurance companies that we partner with, visit our Insurance page. We kindly ask that you verify with your benefits provider what kind of coverage they provide for aquatic therapy and that your insurance is active and up to date before your appointment.
Where can I go to see an aquatic therapy specialist?
If you are searching for an aquatic therapy specialist in Liberty, Flatbush, Inwood, or Williamsburg, New York, we have what you are looking for at Ahava Medical and Rehabilitation Center! Our aquatic therapy specialists are committed to delivering patient and expert rehabilitative therapy to any client who is need of it. Visit our Locations page for the specific address and hours of operation of each of our clinics.
Experience our unique aquatic therapy programs at Ahava Medical and Rehabilitation Center! To make an appointment at one of our four locations, you can either give us a call or schedule an appointment online!