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Study Shows Early Aquatic Therapy Improves Function Without Increased Risk of Infection


Utilizing Aquatic Therapy as an early intervention in the rehab protocol for orthopedic surgeries can provide more benefits in less time than land-based therapy alone, including improved mobility and independence with ADLs. While infection is a concern with post-op patients before the incision is fully healed, it doesn’t have to be a contraindication.

In a meta-analysis article from the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, results show that early aquatic physical therapy improves functions and does not increase the risk of infection for adults after orthopedic surgery.

Read the full study HERE