Aquatic Management of Arthritis and Joint Replacements- EDT
with Kurt Stork, Director of Rehabilitation Services for Four States Physical Therapy & Aquatic Rehabilitation in Galena, KS
Whether you have arthritis, weakness, or post-operative pain and swelling following a total joint replacement, aquatic physical therapy can make healing and recovery faster and less painful. Therapy in the aquatic environment uses the physical properties of water to assist in patient healing and exercise performance to allow return to full functional activity level.
Aquatic Physical Therapy is the practice of physical therapy by a trained and licensed therapist within the environment of a heated water-filled pool. Aquatic therapy may be beneficial for a variety of patient needs including:
- Pain relief
- Strengthening and endurance
- Range of motion
- Improved gait and mobility
- Balance and coordination
- Increased circulation
Learn the many reasons why exercising in the pool environment is more beneficial for some patients, including:
- Benefits of early intervention with aquatic therapy
- Principles of water and the physiological benefits for this patient mix
- Advantages of continuing care and wellness programs
Kurt Stork is the Director of Rehabilitation Services for Four States Physical Therapy & Aquatic Rehabilitation in Galena, KS. Kurt graduated from Langston University in 1996 with a BS in Physical Therapy after completing undergraduate studies at Oklahoma State University. Kurt’s professional interests include orthopedics, sports medicine, spine rehabilitation, manual therapy, and geriatrics. Post graduate, Kurt has completed extensive training courses in orthopedics and manual therapy, participated in leadership Neosho, and served on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club.