Water or pool therapy has long been used as an adjunct to traditional land-based therapy techniques. North County Water & Sports Therapy Center specializes in using water as medium for therapeutic treatment and exercise. This fun and effective approach offers a unique, comprehensive program to meet a wide range of patient needs.
Water is an ideal environment for therapy. Buoyancy greatly reduces body mass and provides support, which allows for easier and less painful movement. This also permits range of motion exercise to begin earlier than is possible on land.
The drag force from water provide resistance to increase strength and stability while the hydrostatic pressure assists in reducing swelling. The aquatic environment promotes healing and reduces pain. It is ideal for athletic injuries, back and neck injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, neurological and arthritic conditions. Using various pieces of equipment and water dynamics, our therapists develop therapeutic exercise routines to maximize the properties of water to match the patient’s abilities.