Do You Want to Get Moving With Less Pain?
A Personal Message From Aquatic Specialist, Catherine Courtney
Have you ever sat on the couch thinking, "I should really exercise, but I hurt when ever walk?" Or maybe "I will start exercising after I lose some weight because then my knees won't hurt so bad". Maybe you have tried traditional land based PT and quit because it increased your pain more than it helped?
Is that how you’re feeling right now?
If so, you’re not alone. In fact, at Blue Wave Physical Therapy and Wellness we help people around New Orleans who feel this way.
You see in the water, people ask the same questions almost every day......
Why am I able to walk here painfree when my whole body hurt just before I got in?
Why do I feel more secure walking in the water? I'm usually afraid of falling.
How come I can climb steps and jump in the water when I can't do it on land?
Why didn't I start this right after my injury? I would be so much better by now!
DO I HAVE TO GET OUT? THIS FEELS SO GOOD!!!!
Unfortunately, we do have to get out of the water and move through our daily lives, but getting started with strengthening, balance, and walking or running in the water makes it a lot easier.
Here are the most common types of people we see for water therapy....
Adults with hip, knee, and back pain.
Athletes recovering from injuries
Adults preparing for total joint replacements.
Adults recovering from total joint replacements
Overweight adults who have difficulty exercising in the gym.
Adults with chronic pain.
Adults with poor balance.
Adults with neurologic disorders.
Adults who want to learn an aquatic fitness program.
So, pretty much anyone can benefit from aquatic therapy.
If you would like to learn more about how aquatic therapy can help you, click on the FREE E BOOK below.
If you have more questions, we have a special opportunity for you (one that VERY FEW therapists offer).
We save a limited number of spots each week for time for people who are not sure what to do about their pain, injury recovery, balance or general fitness. That way, you can tell a professional your story, and get your question answered first, before ever making a commitment to book an appointment.
Does that sound like something you would like to do?
Here’s the most important thing…
Most people get stuck trying to make a decision about what to do next. They go days, weeks, months (even years!) without taking action. The one thing we can guarantee is that by doing nothing, you won't know how much water therapy will help you!
Look What Others are Saying About Specialty Treatment with
Blue Wave Physical Therapy and Wellness
Ronnie, 72, Belle Chase
I was recently diagnosed with osteoarthritis and hip impingement (FAI ) in my right hip. I had trouble walking without limping, bending down to tie my shoes, sleeping without pain and playing golf pain free.
My orthopedist recommended physical therapy to strengthen the muscles around the hip, leg, and knee. He referred me to a Blue Wave Therapy and Wellness for therapy done with aquatic therapy.
After an exam to determine a baseline of leg strength, and range of motion, Catherine outlined a therapy plan consisting of home exercises and exercises done by using aquatic therapy at Blue Wave.
After 4 weeks, twelve sessions of aquatic therapy and home exercises, I now have more leg strength and pain free range of motion. In fact, I can now do the aforementioned activities pain free with few limitations. I'm playing golf, lining up my putts, and walking without the cart!
Carolyn, 64 Metairie
Due to multiple injuries, degenerative disc due to scoliosis, the nerve pain had become debilitating. I was missing out on sleep, social gatherings, driving, travel, shopping, and normal daily work and home responsibilities.
Before I tried aquatic therapy I tried so many things that didn't work... Stretching, walking, treadmill, acupuncture, chiropractor, reflexology, over the counter cremes for pain, steroids, ice, heat. Due to sensitivities and severe reactions, I can not take any anti-inflammation over the counter medications or prescribed oral medications; therefore, for decades, alternative solutions have been chosen.
Once starting aquatic therapy, the freedom to move and feel normal without pain was amazing. I had the same feeling using the anti-gravity treadmill, but without the nerve pain when I was done.
Once again, I can make commitments with friends to enjoy music and art venues, lasting longer than a hour. I was able to assist with harvesting honey on Lake Katherine. I was able to drive to the Northshore again and enjoy a 95th birthday party.
For anyone skeptical about physical therapy I say to love yourself, live and stay vertical. Listen to your body and if your energy and strength continue to be depleted, seek a physical therapist that you trust. Request pool therapy to get your Mojo back.
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