Aquatic Therapy Springdale & Penn Hills, PA

Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy is perfect for patients of all ages that need to improve their movement and function while unloading the weight of their bodies. Performing specific exercises and activities in aquatic therapy allows for improved strength, coordination of muscle groups, reduction of swelling and enhanced nervous system feedback.

Helping Arthritis

Aquatic therapy is perfect for treating arthritic joints. The water helps to provide compression, resulting in less swelling. In addition, the buoyancy of the water unweights the joint, allowing greater range of motion without the weight of the body compressing joints together. Water resistance allows for use of numerous muscles groups around the affected joint, increasing strength and coordination of supporting muscles.

Walking and Strengthening

If you are having difficulty with walking due to coordination or pain, aquatic therapy may be right for you. The ability to walk with less weight and resistance in the water, can have significant improvements in one’s ability to walk. The resistance of the water strengthens a wide variety of muscles through the torso, pelvis and legs. The uniform resistance of the water also allows for unique feedback to the nervous system, improving coordination with walking.

Conditions helped by aquatic therapy:

Why choose aquatic therapy at HealthStar?

  • More personal care.
  • Our therapeutic pool has a water temperature of 92˚.
  • Our pool has a handicap lift to gently ease patients into the water.
  • Our pool has a handicap access ramp for easy entry for all patients including those who require a wheelchair.
  • Locker rooms with showers and private changing areas for modesty.
  • Unisex locker room for patients who require assistance from spouse or caregiver.
  • Convenient free parking that provides easy access to the pool entrance.
  • The exercise programs are always supervised.
  • Early morning and evening appointments.