Benefits of Water

Patients Say Water Therapy Makes Healing Easier



Sports Plus AquaTherapies therapists treat patients in the therapeutic environment of the pool. The natural qualities of water provide support, buoyancy, and resistance which make for an ideal therapy environment. The warm therapeutic temperature of Sports Plus AquaTherapies is especially soothing for patients with arthritis, fibromyalgia or low back pain.

Why Water?

Water therapy can make surgery or injury recovery faster and less painful. 

  • Properties of water
    • The physical properties of water makes it a highly desirable medium for treating pain and musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Faster Recovery
    • Research show that after surgery, rehab is less painful than land based therapy- shortening your rehab time
  • Faster Recovery
    • Fewer rehab visits – hydrostatic pressure improces circulation and decreases swelling  - which allows for faster rehab
  • Builds strength
    • Viscosity resists movements by means of friction, allowing strengthening and conditioning while reducing the risk of further injury due to loss of balance
  • Buoyancy
    • Lowers weight bearing pressure on the spine and painful joints to allow participations in aquatic rehab and fitness
  • Temperature
    • The heated water lowers pain to allow greater motion 

Who Can Benefit from Water? 

Aquatic Therapy offers an effective therapy choice for patients with rehabilitation needs such as the following:

  • Pre & Post Joint Replacement
  • Chronic Pain
  • Arthritis & Fibromyalgia
  • Muscle Disorders
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Pre and Post Pregnancy related Back Pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Stroke –CVA
  • Balance Problems/Gait  Disorders
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Vestibular

West Tennessee Healthcare (WTH) does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, Limited English Proficiency or sex, including discrimination based on gender identity, sexual orientation, sex stereotyping or pregnancy in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by WTH directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which WTH arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

For further information about this policy, contact Amy Garner (731) 541-9914.