Aquatic physical therapy (APT) uses water to minimize stress on your body so you can move more easily and with less pain.

APT may be used for patients who are:

  • Not allowed full weight bearing but need to work on walking
  • Recovering from surgery
  • Experiencing acute low back pain and cannot tolerate standing and walking
  • Athletes need to work on running or jumping but unable to tolerate high impact activities
  • And more!


An aquatic program is designed by one of SRPT’s physical therapists as part of an individualized treatment plan to achieve specific goals.

The benefits of aquatic physical therapy:

  • Buoyancy: Water provides assistive support while encouraging upright posture with greater ease. Varying water depths allows participates to offload specific percentages of their body weight.
  • Hydrostatic Pressure: the natural properties of water reduce swelling and inflammation.
  • Resistance: using the resistance jet or exercising through water creates added resistance to boost strength, endurance, and flexibility.
  • Sensory Stimulation: Water assists in increasing body awareness and improving circulation.
  • Water Temperature: warm water relaxes joints and helps to increase range of motion.

Aquatics available at Hico, Stephenville, and Weatherford locations.

(254) 796-2150
(254) 796-1916
(254) 965-2040
(254) 965-7394
(817) 341-3600
(817) 599-8181