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We recently spoke with Paula Richley Geigle, Physical Therapist (PT), PHD, who is a research therapist out of the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedics Rehabilitation Research Center. Dr. Geigle is one of the nation’s leaders in aquatic physical therapy (sometimes called water therapy or pool therapy) and is co-editor of Aquatic Exercise: Rehabilitation and Training.

With the increasing popularity of water therapy used to PreHab joint replacement patients, we wanted to uncover the benefits of aquatic therapy, find out who should be making a splash in the pool, and ultimately, put together a water therapy 101 resource for those with injuries or those preparing for joint surgery.

This article was originally published on PeerWell--a PreHap app that helps you prepare for and recover faster from joint replacement surgery. 

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