Water offers many advantages to assist with exercise and rehabilitation. The most important being early intervention post-surgery or injury. Beginning therapy before weight bearing helps to minimize muscle atrophy. If exercise is painful, the buoyancy of the water takes stress off the joints by decreasing the weight they must bear and in turn alleviates pain. The viscosity of the water provides effective resistance for strength and cardiovascular training. The hydrostatic pressure generated by the water causes an increase in circulation, which decreases swelling. Tactile cues provided by the water assists with proprioceptive and balance training.
If you have had an injury or surgery, be it elective or not, now is the time to make a serious commitment. Weather the healing has started or the repair is in place, it is now your responsibility to devote time, energy and resources to recovery. Physical Therapy will help you attain the best possible results. Make that commitment and invest in your health: it will be worth it in the long run. We will help you every step of the way.
Pelvic PT is a specialty area focusing on the musculoskeletal and behavioral aspects of conditions within the abdomen and pelvis. The pelvic floor muscles sit within the pelvis, running from the pubic bone to the tailbone and are involved in bladder and bowel function, sexual function, organ support, and postural stability. These muscles work together with the diaphragm to support and stabilize our trunk. When the pelvic floor muscles become weak, overactive, or discoordinated, they may require retraining. If you are suffering from pelvic floor dysfunction, we can help you create an individualized treatment plan.