Aug. 19—Cabinet Peaks Rehabilitative Services has expanded to offer aquatic therapy to their patients to safely accelerate rehabilitation with less pain for individuals with a myriad of ailments.
Hydrotherapy is used by the top healthcare and sports facilities worldwide.
After much research and consideration, CPMC Rehab chose the HydroWorx pool. HydroWorx specializes in designing, manufacturing, and marketing the world's finest water therapy and conditioning equipment for the home, sports, healthcare, eldercare and fitness markets.
The company leads the industry in scientific research and data supporting the therapeutic and rehabilitative properties of water therapy. Among its extensive and elite client list are Dr. James Andrews, renowned orthopedic surgeon, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the U.S. Navy Seals, NASA, the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Manchester United, Navy Seals, Pittsburgh Penguins, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Notre Dame, Appalachian State and the Philadelphia Phillies.
HydroWorx's therapy pool has an underwater treadmill integrated seamlessly into the pool floor and is revolutionizing rehabilitation, conditioning and recovery.
By taking advantage of the body's buoyancy in water, hydrotherapy will eliminate from 20% to 90% of an individual's body weight. For example, in collarbone-deep water, a 200-pound subject will bear only 20 pounds while in the aquatic therapy pool. This, in conjunction with therapeutic warm water, allows for substantially decreased joint compression and pain.
As a result, with hydrotherapy, early range-of-motion gains during rehab are immediately a reality.
Gait training in a low impact environment allows for earlier replication of proper ambulatory biomechanics, which were formerly postponed until pain-free, land-based training was possible. Hydrostatic pressure promotes the healing and strengthening of injured tissue by reducing joint stiffness, decreasing swelling, and lowering blood pressure levels.
Cardiovascular stamina, muscle toning, and flexibility are augmented by the resistance that water provides.
CPMC's Rehab has been awaiting the pools' arrival.
"We are very excited to bring aquatic therapy to Cabinet Peaks. Our physical and occupational therapy patients will benefit greatly from the addition of hydrotherapy," said Tyler Hanley, Rehabilitative Services Manager. "We look forward to providing exceptional patient care to the members of our community and we hope that you will find the addition of aquatic therapy very beneficial as well."
Hydrotherapy appointments are now available. Call 406-283-7280 for more information or to schedule an appointment.