FFPT NEWS - OUR NEW SPACE IS NOW OPEN!
Aquatic Therapy – NOW
AVAILABLE At Fairfax
Family Physical Therapy, PC
Here at Fairfax Family Physical Therapy, PC we remain
committed to getting RESULTS.
To help our patients get better Results Faster we
have decided to expand our space and install a Hydroworx 500 pool!
The pool will be kept warm (94 degrees!) to accommodate all types of
patients. The pool has a state of the art underwater treadmill built into
the floor of the pool along with variable speed jets to increase the
challenge and resistance of working out in the pool.
Aquatic therapy is a great tool for the athlete to
maintain their condition level while recovering from injury. The
weightlessness of the water lets post surgical and chronic pain patients
exercise while minimizing stress on the joints and healing tissues due to
the ability to unweight the body up to 80%. According to research at
Texas A&M the added benefit of exercising on the treadmill in the pool is
burning more calories per minute than on land (at 4MPH or above) while
building lean muscle mass.