Aquatic Physical Therapy
Colorado Sports and Spine Centers offers aquatic physical therapy and exercise programs designed to promote range of motion, strength and enhance cardiovascular endurance. Aquatic physical therapy or pool therapy at Colorado Sports & Spine Centers provides innovative and effective rehabilitation and exercise while utilizing the unique therapeutic properties of a water environment. Water physical therapy supports and acts as a cushion for your weight-bearing joints and helps prevent the strain, injury or re-injury common to other weight-bearing exercise programs.
Our highly skilled therapy staff guides the individual's advancement according to their needs and goals in a comfortable and inviting setting with the care and understanding they deserve. Water exercise is very versatile and has effectively assisted our patients to achieve their functional goals.
The benefits of aquatic programs include:
Early joint movement is possible in water even when limited movement is present on land. Early joint movement helps prevent stiffness, edema, and muscle atrophy.
Decreased Pain and Swelling
Hydrostatic pressure of water decreases pain and swelling, and increases deep tissue blood circulation.
Increased Range of Motion
Water reduces the supportive role of muscles so they can relax and stretch more effectively.
Water provides resistance to every movement.
Reduced Gravitational Pull
The water buoyancy supports the body and reduces pressure on compressed joints.
A Sense of Well-Being
Injuries often cause distress that can be relieved by entering the water and doing any possible activity.
Comprehensive Pool Therapy may be used to treat the following conditions:
Pre/Post Operative Rehabilitation
Neurological Impairment (M.S. and Parkinson's)
Independent Aquatic Wellness Program
Community members can exercise and swim independently. This is also available to physical therapy patients as a continuation of their rehabilitation program.
Aquatic Exercise Classes
Offered 2-3 times per week
One hour in length
Combination of range of motion, strengthening, and cardiovascular exercise
Open to the community
Prenatal Aquatic Classes
Exercise class specific for expectant mothers
SilverSneakers® Aquatics Program
Must be 65 years or older
Program entitles free membership in aquatic exercise classes
Call 719-776-4780 for eligibility requirements
Our lap pool and warm therapy pools are heated to 87 and 97 degrees.
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