Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic Therapy Bakersfield CA

Jacobo Aquatic Therapy or pool therapy consists of varying exercise programs. It is a beneficial form of therapy that is useful for a variety of medical conditions. Aquatic therapy uses the physical properties of water to assist in patient healing and exercise performance. One benefit of aquatic therapy is the buoyancy provided by the water. While submerged in water, buoyancy assists in supporting the weight of the patient. This decreases the amount of weight bearing which reduces the force of stress placed on the joints. The viscosity of water provides an excellent source of resistance that can be easily incorporated into an aquatic therapy exercise program. This resistance allows for muscle strengthening without the need of weights. Using resistance coupled with the water’s buoyancy allows a person to strengthen muscle groups with decreased joint stress that can not be experienced on land. Lastly, the warmth of the water experience during aquatic therapy assists in relaxing muscles and vasodilates vessels, increasing blood flow to injured areas. Patients with muscle spasms, back pain, and fibromyalgia find this aspect of aquatic therapy especially therapeutic.

Facility and Pool Design

Jacobo Aquatic Therapy and Arthritis Association Adaptive Aquatic Center has had a long standing partnership to join their amazing facility with our patients. The actual pool is a large sized, with access ramps and varying depths. The pool was designed to meet the needs of all types of patients, either elderly, overweight, or with limited mobility, its design ensures safe entry and exit of the pool. After your treatment has concluded, enjoy rinsing off with equally impressive showers. You are also giving a personal locker to keep safe your personal belongings.

Buoyancy Relieving Pain

Aquatic Therapy Bakersfield CA

Aquatic therapy uses the physical properties of water to assist in patient healing and exercise performance. One benefit of aquatic therapy is the buoyancy provided by the water. While submerged in water, buoyancy assists in supporting the weight of the patient. This decreases the amount of weight bearing which reduces the force of stress placed on the joints.

The viscosity of water provides an excellent source of resistance that can be easily incorporated into an aquatic therapy exercise program. This resistance allows for muscle strengthening without the need of weights. Using resistance coupled with the water’s buoyancy allows a person to strengthen muscle groups with decreased joint stress that cannot be experienced on land. Lastly, the warmth of the water experience during aquatic therapy assists in relaxing muscles and vasodilates vessels, increasing blood flow to injured areas. Patients with muscle spasms, back pain, and fibromyalgia find this aspect of aquatic therapy especially therapeutic.

Conditions Treated by Aquatic Therapy

  • Sensory Disorders
  • Limited Range of Motion
  • Weakness
  • Poor Motor Coordination
  • Pain
  • Spasticity
  • Perceptual/Spatial Problems
  • Balance Deficits
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Circulatory Problems
  • Joint Replacement
  • Orthopedic Injuries / Trauma
  • Obesity
  • Prenatal
  • Neurological (MS)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatology (Arthritis / Fibromyalgia)
Aquatic Therapy Bakersfield CA

Facility Comforts and Access

Northwest/Aquatic Center
3850 Riverlakes Drive, Ste. A
Bakersfield, CA 93312