If you are recovering from surgery, injury or illness, aerobic strengthening in the pool may help you feel better and achieve maximum mobility and function. Patients with these conditions can benefit from aquatic therapy: Arthritis, tendonitis and bursitis Weakness and decreased endurance Degenerative joint disease Total hip or knee replacement Chronic pain syndrome Pre-surgery or post-surgery Fibromyalgia Paraplegia and Quadriplegia Neurological disorders Orthopedic injuriesBenefits and outcomes: Water’s buoyancy decreases pressure on joints, increasing range of motion and flexibility while reducing pain associated with movement. Because water is denser than air, it provides a natural resistance, helping to build muscle strength. Exercising in water produces higher aerobic benefits at lower levels of exertion. Please bring your referring physician’s prescription to your first appointment. Call for information, an evaluation, or a visit to our facilities.
Aquatic Therapy services are available at the following Sentara Therapy Center locations: SouthsideBlocker YMCA - NorfolkGreat Bridge - ChesapeakeHilltop - Virginia BeachIndian River - Virginia BeachPeninsulaColiseum - HamptonWilliamsburgWestern TidewaterSuffolk YMCA St. Lukes - Carrollton