Aquatic Therapy

at Lakeside Physical Therapy

Serving the Morgantown, Kingwood and Uniontown, PA, Areas

Lakeside Physical Therapy offers aquatic therapy. We offer the area’s only endless pool, which is a reliable tool for gaining great overall health and wellness. The pool is perfect those rehabbing or looking for a heart-pumping workout. Patients can even just relax in the jets and ninety-four degree water! The endless pool is just what our patients and visitors are looking for.

Add Aquatic Therapy to Your Rehabilitation Plan

Aquatic therapy is a treatment and exercise that patients perform in water for relaxation, fitness and physical rehabilitation. This treatment has many benefits. Aquatic therapy allows people who are injured, disabled or otherwise not capable of comfortably performing exercises on land do so in water. Lakeside Physical Therapy’s priority for our patients is to keep them safe. Patients who need physical therapy exercises but have a hard time performing on the floor or a table often use aquatic therapy. To make your first appointment for aquatic therapy contact Lakeside Physical Therapy at (304) 594-2500.

How Water Creates an Ideal Therapeutic Environment

  • Warm water provides a relaxing and soothing environment for aching joints and muscles.
  • Water’s natural viscosity or resistance can be used for muscle strengthening and increasing rehabilitation progressions.
  • Buoyancy allows for flotation and reduces the effects of gravity on injured or aching joints and muscles. This allows for easier weight bearing after surgery.
  • Hydrostatic pressure supports and stabilizes the client. This allows people with balance deficits to perform exercises without a fear of falling, decreasing pain and improving cardiovascular return.
  • Turbulence and wave propagation let the therapist gently manipulate the client through the desired exercises.
  • The respiratory muscles are forced to work harder in the water. This allows for a natural strengthening that benefits the client long after the therapy session has ended.

Aquatic Therapy Can Help These Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Balance Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Idiopathic Joint Pain
  • Reconstruction/Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Stress Relief
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Arthroscopic Surgery Recovery
  • Back Rehab
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Orthopedic Injuries
    – Multiple sclerosis
    – Scoliosis
    – Stiffness
  • Stroke
  • Tendonitis

For the results you want and the attention you deserve, choose Lakeside Physical Therapy for aquatic therapy.