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Why is water sometimes better for therapy?

  • Aquatic therapy can make exercise easier and less painful, because the forces on weight-bearing joints are reduced.
  • The warmth of the water helps reduce pain by relaxing tight or spasm muscles and increasing blood flow.
  • The water resistance and special jets help patients strengthen muscles and improve cardiovascular performance.
Southeastern Physical Therapy Aquatic Western North Carolina

We Have 2 Locations for Aquatic Therapy

South Asheville

Fletcher

Aquatic Therapists

Kate Cotten, PTA

Kate Cotten, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Kate Cotten, PTA, Kate is a compassionate, experienced, and professional Physical Therapist Assistant who has been working in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina for the past 25 years. She is motivated to help all of her patients maximize their own potentials. She sees each person as unique, and personalizes her treatments to each person. Kate earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Fitness from Russell Sage College in Troy, New York. She later earned an AAS at Southwestern Community College to become a Physical Therapist Assistant. Kate has years of experience in orthopedics, work rehabilitation and pain management, but is passionate about all things aquatic. She has spent years focusing on aquatic physical therapy. She enjoys helping people of all ages be successful and make positive life changes. Kate enjoys hiking, swimming, and boating.

Sharon Edwards, PTA

Sharon Edwards, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Sharon Edwards, PTA, grew up in Western North Carolina and currently resides in Hendersonville, NC with her husband and the youngest of their four children. She attended Southwestern Community College where she graduated with her Associates of Applied Science degree in 2001. Sharon has thirteen years of experience in the outpatient orthopedic physical therapy background. Sharon has been with Southeastern Physical Therapy for a year and a half now and is an Aquatic Therapist at our Fletcher facility. She is passionate about working with her clients to improve their functional daily activities, educating her patients on independent home programs, and the benefits of ongoing physical activity to promote continuous healing. Outside of work, Sharon enjoys spending time with her husband and their four boys, traveling, spending time on the lake, and being a sports mom!

Southeastern Physical Therapy Turtle Creek Western North Carolina
Southeastern Physical Therapy Fletcher Western North Carolina