For those of you suffering from fibromyalgia, arthritis and low back pain or recovering from an injury or surgery, warm water therapy is a low-impact rehabilitation option that can improve range of motion, balance, strength, coordination and reduce pain. Warm water therapy is beneficial because it:
Reduces the force of gravity that compresses joints, reducing pain.
Relaxes muscles and supports submerged sore joints and limbs.
Floating allows the therapist to use positional and ranging techniques that are impossible on land.
Increases circulation and decreases inflammation.
Gives resistance based on tolerance.
Allows therapists to work on gait and balance without risk of patient falling.
Makes it easier to do exercises to increase range of motion, strengthen muscles and improve cardiovascular conditioning.
At North Central Health Care, warm water therapy patients receive individualized care from a licensed physical therapist who works in collaboration with your physician. Upon discharge, the therapist provides each patient with a self-directed exercise program for pool and home use.
Bring the following to your therapy sessions:
Swimsuit or shorts and a T-shirt.
Water shoes or slip-on shoes for the pool deck and shower room.
Insurance card or workers compensation insurance information.
List of current medications and over-the-counter vitamins.
Dime for a one-time usage locker; larger lockers available for long-term rent.
North Central Health Care's warm water pool is specifically designed for aquatic therapy offering physical therapy, water exercise programs and community and family swim programs that help individuals manage pain and maintain or reclaim their independence.