Aquatic Therapy

Low Impact Physical Therapy

Whether you are a high-level athlete recovering from a sport-specific injury, or an aging adult with chronic pain and impaired balance, aquatic therapy may be the answer for you. Aquatic therapy is a low impact form of physical therapy built on evidence-based practices. In water, participants are supported by buoyancy and encounter less resistance when they move around. This makes it easier for patients with chronic pains and severe injuries to perform exercises that would ordinarily be too difficult or painful.

Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy exercises are designed to improve:

  • Muscle strength
  • Power
  • Endurance
  • Gait mechanics
  • Ambulatory tolerance
  • Flexibility
  • Body mechanics
  • Postural stabilization
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Agility
  • Aerobic capacity
  • Relaxation
  • Pain
  • Overall function

We Personalize Programs for Each Patient

Like any other physical therapy program, aquatic therapy is done under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist or physical therapist assistant. This treatment opens up several new options for patients in their recovery.

Goals and exercises that were once impossible can be made possible with aquatic therapy, so a new plan of care will need to be created.

Our team works one-on-one with patients to develop a customized plan aimed at achieving maximum recovery. We want to learn more about you and your goals so that we can provide the personalized care you deserve.

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RWJBarnabas Health Aquatic Therapy Locations in New Jersey

Where can you find aquatic therapy in New Jersey? RWJBarnabas Health has several locations throughout New Jersey. Click the button below for a list and map showing our aquatic therapy locations.

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Patient Stories

  • Therapy was always fun. It was never boring and towards the end, my body started to work a little bit. So, when you see your growth over the month, it really boosts confidence.

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RWJ Physical Therapy at Carteret
60 Cooke Avenue
Carteret, NJ 07008
(732) 969-8030
RWJ Physical Therapy at Scotch Plains
2120 Lamberts Mill Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
(908) 389-5400
RWJ University Hospital Hamilton
1 Hamilton Health Place
Hamilton, NJ 08690
(609) 586-7900
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
RWJ Rehabilitation - Hamilton
3100 Quakerbridge Road
Hamilton, NJ 08619
(609) 584-6640
RWJ Physical Therapy at New Brunswick
100 Kirkpatrick Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 545-0494

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