Aquatic Physical Therapy in Lake, Sumter, and Marion Counties, FL


Aquatic Physical Therapy

Aquatic or Pool Therapy is useful in the treatment of a wide variety of medical conditions. Aquatic therapy consists of various exercises performed in water and uses the physical properties of water to assist in patient healing.

The Benefits of Water

  • Buoyancy — Assists in supporting the weight of the patient, reducing stress placed on joints. Decreasing joint stress makes it easier and less painful to perform exercises.
  • Viscosity — Resistance allows muscle strengthening without weights. Resistance with buoyancy allows a person to strengthen muscle groups with decreased joint stress that can not be duplicated on land.
  • Hydrostatic Pressure — Decreases swelling and improves joint position awareness. The hydrostatic pressure produces forces perpendicular to the body’s surface.
  • Warmth — Assists in relaxing muscles and vasodilates vessels, increasing blood flow to injured areas.

Aquatic Physical Therapy Helps:

  • Rehabilitation Following Surgery
  • Bone-Joint-Musculoskeletal Issues
  • Back Pain
  • General Weakness
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Stroke
  • Post Polio Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Low Back Pain With Pregnancy

Benefits of Aquatic Physical Therapy:

  • Accelerated Rehabilitation
  • Increased Strength
  • Increased Range of Motion
  • Improved Muscular Endurance
  • Improved Cardiovascular Endurance
  • Improved Circulation
  • Improved Balance/Coordination
  • Trunk Stabilization
  • Decreased Pain
  • Decreased Swelling


What do team members from the Cincinnati Bengals, Philadelphia Eagles, Indiana Pacers and residents of Lake, Sumter, and Marion Counties have in common? Both take advantage of the benefits of aquatic physical therapy in a HydroWorx pool.

The pool’s high performance features represent the cooperative efforts of clinicians, engineers and visionaries. This revolutionary piece of therapeutic equipment features an integrated treadmill and resistance jets.

Other Features of the HydroWorx Pool:

  • An integrated variable speed treadmill allows forward walking, sidestepping and backward walking
  • Varying resistance of the hydrojets which challenges the patient with resistance oriented exercise
  • The hydrojet manager provides gradual deep tissue massage
  • Adjustable grab bars support and enhance comfort and security
Aquatic Therapy is available in our Spanish Plaines and Lake Sumter Landing locations in The Villages, FL. The HydorWorx Pool is available in our Lake Sumter Landing location only.