WJMC - West Jefferson Medical Center

WJMC - West Jefferson Medical Center

West Jeff Rehab Aquatic Therapy

There are many benefits to therapy in an aquatic environment:

  • Buoancy of the water allows for less stress on painful muscles and reduced compression on painful joints
  • The water is kept at warmer than typical temperature, allowing for greater relaxation
  • While more comforting to the body, being submerged in water also provides resistance to the bodies’ movements, which strengthens muscles crossing any moving joint

West Jefferson Rehab Connection’s Aquatic Therapy program is carried out at the Marrero Fitness Center in a state-of-the-art Swimex pool. This specialized pool allows an enhanced aquatics experience by use of:

  • Multiple stations of varying depths for varying levels of weightbearing and buoancy
  • An adjustable current flow with 40 different speeds for increasing water resistance
  • Varying ranges of low to high intensity protocols without damaging stress on muscles and joints, but allowing aggressive progression to help the aquatics patient meet their goals more quickly

At Rehab Connection, each potential aquatics patient is evaluated in the clinic by a skilled Physical Therapist in order to determine specific deficits and goals, and to build an individually tailored aquatics program prior to that patient entering the water.

Common conditions treated:

  • Muscle strains
  • Low Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Pelvic/hip fractures
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Gait/balance disorders
  • Post spinal surgeries
  • Leg fractures

Please call 504.349.6140 to learn more about West Jefferson Rehab Connection’s Aquatic Therapy program or to make a referral!

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