When I arrived at CVPCT I was in constant pain from both the surgical procedure and the trauma from fracturing my T6 vertebrae. I have had several back injuries in the past and conducted PT in several clinics. The other clinics focused on core strengthening exercises from arching to rocking on exercise ball. At cvptc the focus exercises were conducted in the pool. The water pressure allowed low impact while strengthening the core and stretching the traumatized area. Currently the pain level from the surgical procedure has drastically decreased and the pain from the trauma is only present after heavy lifting.