Water therapy after a stroke is usually recommended after significant progress with other therapies. It can help after stroke, but it may not be for everyone. Here are a few things to consider:
- mobility of hands and feet
- cognitive ability
- fear of water
- access to a pool
Talk with your therapist about where to find a good program for you. Also, your local YMCA, YWCA or other community center may offer aquatic fitness or therapy classes.
Regardless of whether water therapy is right for you, exercise is a good thing and should always be a part of the discussion for your continued improvement.