Aquatic Therapy Can Help Your Back Pain

Are you experiencing back pain? You may have previously tried land-based exercises to treat the issue, but are you wondering if there is something more that can be done? Aquatic therapy may be your solution. Research supports that aquatic therapy is effective in the treatment of back pain. The warmth and buoyancy of the water combined with the elimination of gravity eases pressure on joints and muscles. A study at the University of Wisconsin found that aquatic therapy was a positive way to improve flexibility and sleep patterns and reduce muscle and joint pain in middle aged and older adults with a history of orthopedic limitations and discomfort.

Another study tested whether aquatic therapy was more effective in treating chronic low back pain compared to land-based exercises. Two groups of patients with chronic low back pain were compared. One group participated in pool-based exercises for a month, while the other group did exercises given by a Physical Therapist at home for a month.

While there was a “significant improvement after treatment in both groups (1),” the statistical analysis revealed that the improvement was significantly greater amongst the patients that participated in the aquatic exercise group. Continue reading “Aquatic Therapy Can Help Your Back Pain”

Low Back Pain

Motion Physical Therapy introduces our new clinic in The Woodlands, TX. Our clinic in The Woodlands is a full service physical therapy gym, including Pool Therapy, and Scoliosis Therapy. Our therapists take a holistic approach to restoring a patient’s function. This allows them to tailor the therapy program to the patient’s needs.

Our physical therapists have over 30 years of experience.  They have received specialized training and gained expertise in the evaluation and treatment of Orthopedic, Sports and Neurologically involved patients, including Cervical and Lumbar dysfunctions.

Back pain is a limiting factor for people in the United States with stats that report 80% of Americans will experience low back pain that significantly affect their daily function. Here at Motion Physical Therapy in The Woodlands, therapists take extra care on restoring function when affected by low back pain. Continue reading “Low Back Pain”