Aquatic Therapy

Learn About the Benefits of Aquatic Physical Therapy

If you’ve experienced an injury, disease or functional loss, aquatic therapy may help you to maintain, enhance or even restore function. At Carondelet Health Network, you can find access to skilled aquatic therapy services. 

Conditions That Benefit from Aquatic Therapy

Led by a staff of physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants, aquatic therapy can provide benefits for a number of patients. People with the following conditions would likely benefit from aquatic therapy:

  • Orthopedic conditions, including joint replacements
  • Pain syndromes
  • Soft tissue injuries (sprains, strains and contusions)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and related illnesses
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Congenital illness
  • Amputations
  • Fractures of the spine or extremities
  • Neuromuscular diseases and disorders
  • Central and peripheral neurological disorders
  • Pregnancy, including high-risk pregnancies
  • Functional limitations due to cardiovascular or pulmonary disease

Aquatic physical therapy can provide you with the benefits of decreased swelling in limbs, improved sensory input, pain control or reduction, reduced weight-bearing on joints and a reduction of abnormal muscle tone and spasticity.

Get Started

Aquatic therapy is considered a skilled therapy service, so most insurance plans require that you have a valid doctor’s prescription for it. If you’d like to learn more about the aquatic therapy with Carondelet Health Network or want to book an appointment, please contact us at:

St. Joseph's Hospital:  (520) 873-3000
St. Mary's Hospital:     (520) 872-3000
Holy Cross Hospital:   (520) 285-3000