Ashley – POTS

Ashley suffers from postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), where her heart rate may jump from 70 BPM to 200 BPM in seconds and oftentimes causes her to faint. Exercise helps POTS patients, but, for obvious reasons, a taxing workout is difficult to achieve on land.

Ashley's Success Story

The hydrostatic pressure of the water allows the heart to work harder without increasing heart rate. The heart rate stays lower under water, so the patient can achieve better cardio output with little risk of passing out.  In the Hydroworx, the underwater treadmill allowed her to ambulate with a normal gait and eventually her tolerance to exercise increased to an hour of interval exercise training. It also brought down her level of anxiety tremendously.


After 15 sessions, she was able to walk her small children to school (Previously she was not able to walk half of a block),vacuum, mop, and perform light cleaning activities for 45 minutes without increased symptoms due to therapy.  Aquatic therapy has been a miracle for Ashley and she was very happy she found us.

How we've helped others relieve their pain

"Amazing staff!!

I had an auto accident in Sept. of 1992 and a second in April of 1995. I had bad back pain in my lower back ever since. Sleeping and turning while sleeping caused more pain.

Then, praise God for Moon Physical Therapy! I can turn in my sleep without pain! Yay! I have less sleepless nights. My pain levels have dropped. Range of motion is much better than it’s been in years! Thanks a bunch Julie and staff. God Bless all of you now and always.

P.S. – the burning pain was gone from my first visit. Has been gone ever since! "

~ Sylvia Chang

"On August 1, 2009, I had a right hip replacement at Queen’s Hospital. After time, my hip and thigh would hurt and I was barely able to walk. Dr. Mark Lum recommended that I go to Moon for physical therapy...

Julie Moon, owner and physical therapist, and her staff worked on me and together with many exercises, I found some relief after six weeks. I went back for another six weeks and now I am able to walk with no pain.

The work that Julie and her staff did for me is immeasurable. If you have physical pains, I recommend going to Moon Physical Therapy for treatment without any reservation."

~ Raymond Lau

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