Aquatic Therapy

  • Pool
  • Therapy Pool

Our aquatic therapy program provides physical and occupational therapy services. Our specially-trained aquatic therapists evaluate your condition and customize a water exercise program that meets your specific needs and helps you achieve your functional goals.

We keep the temperature of our warm water therapy pool around 92°F. The lap pool is slightly cooler.

Aquatic Therapy Benefits 

People who can’t participate in land-based therapy because of pain, mobility issues, post-surgical conditions and other factors may find water therapy helpful.

Aquatic therapy can:

  • Decrease pain
  • Help with posture, gait training and muscle reeducation
  • Improve joint mobility, balance, strength and range of motion
  • Reduce pressure on weight-bearing joints
  • Provide a transition path to a land-based exercise program or community aquatics program

Conditions We Treat

  • Arthritis
  • Chronic (longstanding) or acute (new onset) pain
  • Coordination and/or balance problems
  • Loss of range of motion
  • Limited joint movement
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscle weakness
  • Orthopedic injuries and/or surgeries
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-mastectomy
  • Stroke/head injuries
  • Respiratory condition

Restrictions and Precautions

If you have any of the following conditions, you may be unable to participate in water therapy.

  • Fear of water
  • Heart problems resulting in high or low blood pressure
  • Inability to control bowel or bladder
  • Skin infections or open wounds
  • Some kidney diseases

Our aquatic therapy services require a doctor’s referral. If you feel you would benefit from aquatic therapy, talk with your doctor about a referral.

Contact Us

For more information, call 816-691-1795.

Our Location

The pool is on 2nd Floor Pavilion.