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Aquatic therapy & exercises

Regions Hospital Rehabilitation Institute offers physical therapy treatment in Regions Hospital’s warm water pool. Pool therapy is used both in addition to and as an alternative to land-based physical therapy. Patients whose injury or illness has left them too deconditioned for land-based therapy may be better suited to begin an exercise program or other treatments in the neutral warmth of the pool. The pool setting offers the buoyant properties of the water, allowing low impact on the patient’s joints while exercising.

Aquatic therapy addresses pain, weakness, impaired mobility or balance and overall function and well being. The primary goal of pool therapy is to return the patient to their most optimal level of function.

Physical therapists with advanced training in aquatic therapy will provide a thorough examination to determine an appropriate, individualized treatment plan.

Our therapists communicate with your medical provider to ensure coordination of your plan of care.

Common aquatic conditions treated:

  • Orthopedic conditions - shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, ankle
  • Spine pain: low back pain, neck pain, thoracic spine pain
  • Neurological issues: Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke
  • Fibromyalgia, Chronic pain
  • Post-surgical
  • Sprains and strains

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