The Wellness Center has 2 therapeutic pools with temperatures of 88 and 92 degrees with depths ranging from 3 ½ to 6 feet. If you have weight bearing restrictions, balance and gait deficits, fibromyalgia, arthritic conditions, joint replacements, postural deviations, or joint or muscle pain, aquatic therapy may be helpful to you. You do not need to be able to swim to enjoy the benefits of aquatic therapy!
Other benefits of aquatic therapy:
- Decreased stress on joints
- Early weight bearing
- Normalizing gait
- Reduced lower extremity swelling
- Increased flexibility/relaxation of muscle tightness
- Ability for increased resistance/strengthening
A goal of aquatic therapy is to help you progress to a more functional, land based program. Before you begin your aquatic care, an evaluation will take place on land. A plan will be developed with you and your therapist to determine how best to meet your goals. In most cases, a combination of aquatic and land based therapy is indicated.