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Aquatic Therapy Services
Aquatic therapy may be a better alternative for patients who cannot participate in the typical physical therapy exercises due to joint pain, muscle weakness, or injury. Water helps relax your muscles, and its natural resistance relieves joint pressure often associated with traditional weights or exercises.
There is no requirement to know how to swim before participating in aquatic therapy. Aquatic therapy allows the body to become more buoyant, decreasing the amount of pain and stress on your joints.
On the first visit, the patient is evaluated, and treatment goals and plan of care are established. The information is used to set goals for continued treatment. Subsequent visits will focus on treatment that is based on an individual’s diagnosis and goals.
Therapeutic Interventions and Treatment
The aquatic treatment plan is coordinated with a land-based therapy plan and varies based on patient diagnosis. Once the patient’s aquatic goals are achieved, the program progresses to land-based focus as needed.
- Swimsuit (required)
- Water shoes to protect their feet in the pool area
Lifesaving I Program
Participants enhance their problem-solving skills and decision-making skills. Candidates learn CPR and start developing lifesaving skills (in preparation for lifeguard duties).
Lifesaving I is excellent preparation for success in the Lifesaving II program and provides a fun introduction to the lifesaving sport. (10 hr.): develops swimming proficiency, lifesaving skill and personal fitness. Candidates refine their stroke mechanics, acquire self-rescue skills, and apply fitness principles in training workouts.
Prerequisite: None (Lifeguard Introductory Program recommended).
Evaluation & certification: Certificate awarded upon successful completion of the program and candidate evaluation.