St. David's HealthCare

St. David's HealthCare is one of the largest health systems in Texas and Austin's third-
largest private employer, with more than 60 sites throughout Central Texas, including
seven hospitals, four urgent care centers, four ambulatory surgery centers, and two
freestanding emergency departments, with a third set to open in Bastrop this summer.

St. David's HealthCare has a long history of serving the residents of Central Texas
with exceptional medical care. Our 7,500 employees touch over 858,000 lives each
year with a spirit of warmth, friendliness and personal pride.

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Aquatic Therapy


The Skilled Aquatic Therapy Program at St. David's Rehabilitation serves as a beneficial tool to improve the functional status of patients with a variety of orthopedic, neurological and chronic pain diagnoses.

St. David's clinicians have experience in treating a variety of diagnoses. The aquatics program is tailored to meet the individual needs of any client.

Benefits of Aquatic Therapy include:

• Decreased gravitational forces to promote early mobilization following injury or surgery
• Enhanced muscle relaxation
• Decreased pain sensitivity
• Decreased muscle spasm
• Decreased edema and inflammation
• Increased ease of joint movement
• Increased muscle strength/endurance
• Increased peripheral circulation
• Improved respiratory muscles
• Improved body awareness, balance, and proximal trunk stability
• Improved patient morale and confidence

During aquatic therapy, patients begin weight bearing, gait training, and strengthening exercises earlier than with land-based interventions, even with weight-bearing restrictions. The buoyant properties of water reduce the potential for damage to healing structures, and improve the ability to maintain balance and reduce the risk of falls. Sensory feedback provided from the water promotes retraining the proprioceptive-deficient patient.


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