Modern science has established the benefits of alternating between heat and cold, and Boston Sports Medicine is currently offering aquatic therapy in the Somerville, MA area. Aquatic therapy or hydrotherapy has been practiced by different civilizations for hundreds of years. In the eras before synthetic drugs, using the power of water and its ability to massage, cycle heat and cold, and to provide buoyancy has been used to treat the body many ailments.
Methods of aquatic therapy include:
- Rotating between hot and cold baths or localized compresses
- Using shower heads for massaging action
- Stretching and exercising in a chest-level pool
- Using the resistance of water to replace weight resistance
Aquatic Therapy in Somerville, MA with a Professional Physiotherapist
Aquatic therapy has many practical applications that are scientifically valid. Physical therapists use the properties of water to heal. A person with an injury needs a safe environment to rehabilitate. Because the body weighs about the same as water, it is an excellent supporting medium. The same facility offers advice from experienced doctors of physical therapy who also provide the solution under close observation.
Aquatic Therapy in a State of the Art Facility
Aquatic therapy is available at Boston Sports Medicine and it is more than a waiting room. Our facility includes individual pools with multiple therapeutic functions. The pools have two depths that provide support and resistance for learning to walk again, while our swim jets offer outstanding resistance for building strength.
Our excellent rehabilitation and training facilities are staffed by professionals and have a diversity of equipment. For more information about Boston Sports Medicine, our therapists and aquatic therapy in the Somerville, MA area, please contact us today at (617) 623-6300.
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