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Aquatic Therapy

The Healing Power of Water

Pivot Physical Therapy offers aquatic physical therapy services for water therapy rehabilitation and wellness throughout Delaware, Maryland, and North Carolina. Our physical therapy and occupationala therapy staff is fully trained in aquatic rehabilitation and will design an aquatic program and aquatic therapy exercises based on your unique situation, needs and goals.

About Aquatic Physical Therapy

Aquatic physical therapycan be performed by a licensed physical therapist or occupational therapist. It uses the physical properties of water to assist in patient healing and exercise performance. These properties include buoyancy, which allows less weight bearing through the joints, and viscosity, or resistance, which is patient controlled by the speed of the exercises. Pressure from the water assists in promoting circulation and decreasing swelling. During therapy, the water in our aquatic therapy pools is kept at a comfortable temperature of 92-94 degrees. This warmth allows a calming effect that improves a patient's tolerance to exercise and overall function.

The aquatic environment prepares patients, through aquatic rehab, for dry land therapeutic exercises they may not yet be ready to perform. The aquatic therapy pools are also used in combination with dry land exercises and/or manual therapy.

Aquatic therapy and aquatic rehabilitation can effectively treat a broad range of conditions that include:


  • Low Back Pain
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Chronic Pain Conditions
  • Knee Pain
  • Gait Deviations
  • Balance Difficulties
  • Fibromyalgia
  • General Deconditioning
  • Post-Surgery Rehab
  • Injuries, Sprains or Strains

Find the nearest aquatic therapy clinic
to you by calling 844.pivot pt (748.6878) today!

All appointments made within 24 hours!