Peak Physical Therapy & Sports Performance is expanding its Aquatic Therapy Program to include the Weymouth Club in Weymouth. Peak also offers the Aquatic Therapy at Healthtrax Health Club in Hanover and the Scituate Health and Racquet Club in Scituate.
The aquatic therapy is delivered by specially trained physical therapists in a pool setting. It can also be used in cases where individuals are in a great deal of pain and are not able to put full weight on limbs. Aquatic therapy is a great way to gain motion, and in some cases, it can help prepare a patient for land-based therapy, noted Eric Edelman, physical therapist and owner of Peak Physical Therapy & Sports Performance.
Common conditions appropriate for the pool include: post-operation rehab of total joint replacements, post-operative fractures, arthritis of any joint, sports re-training, severe back pain, Post-op ligament surgeries (ACL, rotator cuff repairs), balance disorders, neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, and strokes and Parkinson’s disease.
“The beautiful pool at the Weymouth Club allows us to offer aquatic therapy to a greater number of our patients,” said Edelman. “Aquatic therapy is a powerful tool in our treatment protocol and we are pleased to expand it here on the South Shore.”