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Aquatic Therapy in Utah

What is Aquatic Therapy?


Aquatic therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy in Utah.For years, therapists have realized positive results when applying this water modality to a variety of patient populations. Water has been, and still remains, the best environment to achieve full function regardless of the injury. Water improves motion and flexibility. The warmth of the water (92*F) and its massaging effects allow muscles to relax while helping to reduce pain. The natural buoyancy reduces gravitational pull and lessens compressive forces, hence making exercises much easier to perform than on land. Best of all, aquatic therapy can be used even if a patient does not know how to swim.

Benefits of Aquatic Therapy:
  • Warm water facilitates muscle relaxation and increases peripheral circulation.
  • Viscosity of water provides resistance for strength training.
  • Warm water stimulates body awareness, balance, and trunk stability.
  • The reduction of gravitational forces in the pool allows the patient to stand and begin gait training and strengthening exercises without causing further damage to healing structures.
  • Warm water and buoyancy results in decreased pain sensitivity.
  • Improvement of patient morale and confidence can be established by providing a positive medium in which to function.

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Our Aquatic Rehabilitation Program



Our Utah aquatic rehabilitation program consists of supervised exercises performed in the water. Swimming is not a prerequisite skill. Patients can perform each exercise while standing in the water, holding onto the side of the pool or using a flotation device. The water provides a safe and effective method for healing injuries, restoring patient confidence and increasing mobility with each completed exercise.

Aquatic Rehabilitation may be prescribed specifically for:
  • Low back pain
  • Joint paint from sports or daily repetitive activities
  • Neurological and orthopedic injuries
  • Post-surgical debilitation
  • Muscle weakness secondary to chronic or acute injury or illness

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Patient Testimonials

We are committed to providing the best physical therapy experience with the highest quality of care for optimal results. See what real patients have to say about us!

Good quality and professional people. The range of exercises are very useful and they were delivered professionally. I appreciate all that has been done for me. This includes the ladies at the from desk.

— William H., Posted April 20, 2020

When I first came to physical therapy, I had lower back pain. After therapy I feel great. Great people.

— Walter D., Posted April 20, 2020

I was pleased with the care at Rock Run. They were courteous, kind, and very professional. They pushed me hard so as to strengthen my knee, and help me get into a good place by the end of my treatments

— Val M., Posted April 20, 2020

It was a great experience, this helped me regain strength in my shoulder. Everyone is helpful and knowledgeable, they are very courteous. I will recommend to any family and friends.

— Terry E., Posted April 20, 2020

This was my very first injury in my life. As scary and unsure about how things can turn out, it was nice to have Brenda and her team be so kind and informative. I was able to schedule around work and get in when needed. I would have liked more goal and advancements in treatments from day to day, but other than that its been a great time!

— Shannon W., Posted April 20, 2020

After having a third shoulder surgery, I was apprehensive of physical therapy and the results I hoped to achieve. My treatment was better than expected and Im well on my way to a full recovery. The Rock Run team is very knowledgeable and respectful. I would come back anytime

— Scott J., Posted April 20, 2020

Before I came here I had trouble with a shoulder pain on my right side which made a wing problem. After a few weeks of therapy and on exercise program it started to go away and now feeling much better than I have in 5 months. I am grateful for the specialists that have helped me. Great people

— Richard G., Posted April 20, 2020

I had a great experience with Rock Run Physical Therapy. Professional, knowledgeable and friendly staff. They took the time to get to know me and I felt like I was always in good hands. The physical therapists helped me become more informed with my shoulder issues, and helped me in making decisions for further treatment.

— Randy J., Posted April 20, 2020

Great visit Consistent pain that was present when I first came here is now gone. Hopefully with the exercises I have been given for home, the pain will not return.

— Randal G., Posted April 20, 2020

Fantastic. I started out slow, and over time got stronger and more endurance. Rock Run is super! Three members of my family have been here for treatment and all have liked the experience.

— Ronald W., Posted April 20, 2020

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