Welcome to the water! Performance Plus now offers patients and clients access to the numerous benefits that pool-based rehabilitation provides. Not only does aquatic therapy provide an excellent complementary treatment to land-based exercise, but it has also been shown to provide numerous additional benefits for a wide range of diagnoses, from post orthopedic surgery to osteoarthritis and neurological conditions.
The most recent recommendation from the American College of Rheumatology lists aquatic therapy as one of the most strongly recommended methods to treat osteoarthritis. A similar statement by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation cites aquatic therapy, along with strength training, and balance activities, as the most beneficial means to reduce pain and improve function in patients with osteoarthritis.