Aquatic Therapy Can Help Patients Heal

“Gravity is sometimes too much for patients recovering from injuries, operations or disease,” writes the Traverse City Record-Eagle. “Patients with back and joint pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis and those recovering from surgery sometimes do better in the water. Therapists try to strengthen patients so they can function well on land.”

“Aquatic therapy has a lot of benefits for patients, but…it can be a costly service to provide. Pools are expensive to maintain and clinics can’t bill insurance companies for time spent caring for patients before and after they are in the water.”