Explore Pool Therapy in Dartmouth & Halifax

At Citadel Physiotherapy in Halifax and Dartmouth, we offer pool therapy for those who are recovering from injuries. Water Therapy consists of a variety of treatments and exercises that are done in a pool to help people dealing with musculoskeletal injuries, chronic pain, and pre/post-surgical procedures.

Pool water therapy is an excellent method of treatment for people who have undergone surgery and need to begin a specialized exercise program that follows their surgeon’s specific protocol.

Water counteracts gravity and helps to support a person’s body weight in a controlled fashion as the person is immersed. This can aid the development of improved balance and strength. So, for people unable to bear weight on land, they can in water.

With pool therapy, you can:

  • Strengthen and condition muscles
  • Improve flexibility/mobility
  • Reduce pain
  • Reduce risk of future injuries
  • Treatment of osteoarthritis
  • Increase joint movement
  • Relaxation of tight muscles
  • Decreases stress on muscles and joints
  • Begin rehab exercises sooner than on land


The buoyancy of water allows individuals with a limited range of motion to gain extra range and the ability to move freely underwater versus on land. The water also provides resistance by means of gentle friction, allowing strengthening and conditioning of an injury while reducing the risk of further injury due to the loss of balance.

After any type of surgery, maintaining mobility is a top priority. Stiffness and loss of flexibility are a big concern for post-surgical patients. With pool therapy, people are able to begin rehab exercises much sooner than on land.

To learn more about joining us for pool therapy in Dartmouth or Halifax, contact us today.

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