Aquatic Physical Therapy

Aquatic Therapy This week at Aspire Hospital, our blog post is focusing on physical therapy, specifically aquatic physical therapy. Each week we will concentrate on a different department or service we offer at Aspire Hospital, area of medicine, healthcare news items, or event in our community. What is Aquatic Physical Therapy? A growing number of physical therapists are turning to aquatic physical therapy to treat patients with a myriad health conditions. At Aspire Hospital, we also offer this treatment to our patients. AquaticPT.org defines aquatic physical therapy as the following, “evidence-based and skilled practice of physical therapy in an aquatic environment by a physical therapist, or a physical therapist assistant under the supervision of a physical therapist.” Aquatic physical therapy includes but is not limited to treatment, rehabilitation, prevention, health, wellness and fitness of patient/client populations in an aquatic environment with or without the use of assistive, adaptive, orthotic, protective, or supportive devices and equipment (AquaticPT.org). According to PTinMotion.com, “patients who exercised in the pool reported less fatigue and developed more physical endurance than those who trained in the gym.” They also reported that on the endurance shuttle walk test, patients who’d exercised in water outpaced the gym trainers by 228 meters (748 feet). Water therapy has been shown to help: joint pain and stiffness muscle spasms back pain osteoarthritis rheumatoid arthritis fibromyalgia lymphedema systemic lupus erythematosus Ehlers-Danlos syndrome multiple sclerosis chronic fatigue syndrome balance disorders and much more Benefits of Water: allows for non-weight-bearing or limited weight-bearing exercises promotes relaxation decreases muscle spasms increases range of motion improves circulation increases the efficiency of the respiratory system and cardiac output decreases edema and muscle lactate For...
Welcome to Our New Website

Welcome to Our New Website

All of us at Aspire Hospital would like to welcome you to our dynamic, informational, and user friendly new website. We know you will find the site beneficial and engaging. We are excited about how our 21st century website showcases relevant information to help our patients, community members, and physicians. You will be able to easily navigate and locate the material you need in Our Services and Departments pages, as well as our Patient & Visitor Guide. We are proud of our Commitment to Community page, which provides health and nutritional articles written by professionals in our community, and our Continuing Education page that shares a list of our Lunch and Learn Seminars that are offered to social workers, therapists, home health workers, and our entire community. Our new website also has a Patient Portal, which allows patients to logon and pay their bill, and Physician Portal for our referring physicians to use. We will be posting blogs each week that discuss community events, news about Aspire Hospital, as well as health care information. We are dedicated to our community, patients, and partners and our new website is proof of that commitment. If you have any questions or need more details, please go to our Contact Us page and fill out the form on the left. We will respond to your request as soon as possible. You may also call us at (936) 647-3500. We hope to hear from you soon. Thank you for visiting the new site and please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, and...