Rhonda Cowern, DPT, Physical Therapist
Call Us Today: 1-435-210-1985

Hydroworx Aquatic Therapy – Now in Moab!

Moab Physical Therapy and Rehab is now offering HydroWorx aquatic therapy

hydroworx-evo-now-in-moab-utahWe are proud to provide state-of-the-art aquatic therapy. Our HydroWorx EVO has been designed to reduce pain, improve range of motion and enhance rehabilitation outcomes. The functional design of our HydroWorx EVO has all the features required for effective therapy, rehabilitation and fitness including underwater treadmill, variable water depth, resistance jets and deep tissue massage, And now it is available for you!

Is Aquatic Therapy Right For You?

People referred for aquatic physical therapy usually have difficulty exercising on land. The following conditions are ideal for treatment in the aquatic environment:

  • Arthritis & Chronic pain
  • Back and spine conditions
  • Neck, shoulder, low back, knee or ankle, injuries
  • Rehabilitation following surgery
  • Chronic pain
  • Neurological conditions
  • Sports medicine & performance
  • Weight loss
  • Cardiac

5 reasons why aquatic properties will change the way you think about rehabilitation:

best-aquatic-therapy-in-moab-utahAn exercise solution for all levels of weight-bearing. As a non or partial weight-bearing patient, having a way to move and safely begin rehabilitation can do amazing things for your body and emotional well being. The buoyancy of the water eliminates up to 90% of a person’s body weight, allowing you to safely begin therapeutic exercises shortly after injury without the fear of falling or re-injury.


Begin rehab sooner in the water than on land to reduce inflammation and accelerate rehab. The ability to reduce your weight-bearing status in the water allows you to begin rehab exercises sooner than land-based exercises; thus speeding up recovery and minimizing the loss of range of motion on the injured joint. The hydrostatic pressure of water also naturally decreases inflammation to increase circulation.


Pain is greatly reduced when exercising in warm water. When you are bearing less body weight, the stress on your legs and joints is greatly diminished. Additionally, the warm water acts as an aid for sore, swollen or injured joints and muscles, resulting in less pain and increased range of motion.


Lean muscle mass and overall leg strength is improved with underwater treadmill exercise. When comparing exercising on land to aquatic-based exercise, a research study conducted at Texas A&M University demonstrates that exercising on an underwater treadmill yields greater results in building lean muscle mass. The added resistance from the water and resistance therapy jets makes underwater treadmill exercise more challenging for your leg muscles.


Unbelievable rejuvenation and recovery capabilities. Research shows when you exercise on an underwater treadmill you will experience a significant decrease in muscle soreness compared to those who exercise only on a land treadmill. An additional research study from the University of Wis-consin showed improved flexibility and sleep patterns for those who exercised on underwater treadmills.


If you have any questions about aquatic therapy please call our clinic at (435) 210-1985.