Aquatic Physical Therapy for Lower Leg injuries

Aquatic Physical Therapy for Lower Leg injuries


November 6, 2018 from 12:15pm to 1:15pm EST
Presented by: Deborah Werner, DPT, Penn State Hershey Medical Center

In this webinar, Deborah Werner, physical therapist at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, will outline the benefits of aquatic physical therapy for several common lower leg injuries. She will discuss the advantages of using aquatic therapy, including decreased weight-bearing in the water to allow patients to initiate rehabilitation earlier than land-based therapy.

Deborah will use examples of lower leg traumatic injury, overuse injury and injury requiring surgery to demonstrate specific aquatic exercise progressions. She will also share strategies to successfully transition patients from an aquatic environment to land-based activity.


  • Benefits of aquatic physical therapy, specifically for lower extremity injuries
  • Specific aquatic exercises and progression of exercises for lower extremity injuries
  • How to properly transition patients with lower leg injuries to land therapy