aquatic therapy

How can our aquatic therapy services help you or an adult in your life?

DTC offers aquatic therapy services for adults with cognitive impairments and traumatic brain injuries. Aquatic therapy (pool therapy) is a type of physical therapy that is performed in warm water. The natural properties of water allow patients to achieve movements they might not be able to perform on land due to muscle weakness, muscle tone (the tension in a muscle at rest), inability to bear weight, or pain.

Properties of the aquatic environment allow focus on:

  • Increasing muscle strength and endurance through water resistance
  • Decreasing pain
  • Allowing for partial weight bearing and ambulation through water buoyancy
  • Strengthening respiratory muscles
  • Relaxing muscles related to spasticity (abnormal muscle tightening) and tone to improve range of motion
  • Promoting independence


  • Balance disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Spinal cord Injury
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Spina bifida
  • Parkinson’s
  • Scoliosis
  • Chronic pain

The information regarding services provided and diagnoses treated by Developmental Therapy Center, Inc. is not all-encompassing. Please contact us to learn more.