Aquatic therapy consists of an exercise program that is performed in water. Physical therapy can be performed in an aquatic environment for several reasons. When the body is immersed in water, a certain level of buoyancy is achieved, which provides the body additional support and comfort. In addition, it relieves physical stress on the joints, increases flexibility, and provides resistance for strengthening purposes.
Many Synovation patients have reported an improvement in range of motion from aquatic therapy. In addition to helping with specific injuries, aquatic therapy can help overweight patients burn calories and relieve stress on their joints. It has also benefited people suffering from fibromyalgia.