Physical therapist providing rehabilitation service to patient

Aquatic Therapy Rehabilitation

Aquatic Therapy with CHI St Joseph Health Therapy can help improve your movement and quality of life. Our aquatic therapy program offers physical and occupational therapy.

Aquatic therapy as part of rehabilitation offers a number of benefits:

  • The warmth and gentle support of the water provides an excellent environment for exercise, pain relief, improved circulation and control of swelling
  • Aquatic therapy is particularly effective since the buoyancy properties of water make exercising easier and safer to perform
  • The warm water relaxes muscles and joints, and the moving water within the pool creates a natural resistance to movement while challenging balance

State-of-the-art therapy pool

CHI St Joseph Health offers aquatic therapy at 2 convenient Bryan locations. Our therapy pools are heated to the specifications of the American Arthritis Association to allow for optimum movement and exercise. We also have a heated spa with jet nozzles used for massaging your body and helping relax tight muscles.

The pools are wheelchair accessible and offers equipment for flotation, resistance and body positioning. Equipment includes a lift chair underwater treadmill, flotation belts, kickboards, and noodles as well as other resistive equipment like gloves, dumbbells, paddles, wings and much more.

Please bring a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt (no cut-offs and no cotton) for all appointments. Locker rooms are available, as is a private two-person changing room for patients who need assistance. If you have special dressing needs, we ask that you please bring someone to assist you.

Common diagnoses or conditions that can benefit from Aquatic Therapy include:

  • Orthopedic / sport injuries
  • Joint replacements
  • Back/neck pain
  • Stroke
  • Balance / gait impairments
  • Arthritis / degenerative joint disease
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • General deconditioning or obesity
  • Chronic pain

Getting treatment

Aquatic therapy requires a physician referral. We encourage you to share this information with your physician and talk about the benefits of our aquatic therapy program for you.

Contact us today to learn more:
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