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Our Aquatic therapy pool is used for outpatient treatments and is extremely beneficial for improvement in walking, balance, strength, flexibility, and endurance for daily activities. The heated pool is kept at an optimal therapeutic temperature of 90-92º and is available for all appropriate therapy patients. 

Exercises performed in water are considered low-impact and use these unique properties of water:

  • Buoyancy

    • Allows the patient to stand for longer periods of time with less joint compression. This is excellent for joints that are diagnosed with Arthritis. The therapist also uses the property of buoyancy to treat patients that are placed on weight bearing precautions from their physician.

  • Resistance

    • By moving your body quickly through the water, you can produce a strengthening force that allows for smooth, fluid joint movements. Strengthening in the pool can obtain great results for your legs, arms and core. 

  • Water Pressure on the Body

    • Increases blood flow, which can help strengthen the heart and challenge the lungs. This can significantly benefit patients with conditions like Venous Stasis (a complication from poor circulation in the legs to improve edema in the legs.)

  • Warm Temperature

    • Helps relax tensed and constricted muscles, soothes aching joints, and allows a wider range of motion in affected areas.


Common diagnoses which benefit from aquatic exercise are:

  • Arthritis

  • Injuries and disorders affecting muscles, bones, and joints

  • Chronic pain syndromes

  • Hip bursitis and replacements

  • Knee scopes and replacements

  • Post-surgical pain

  • Rehabilitation following stroke or brain injury

  • Patients with balance problems

  • Pregnancy

  • Post-mastectomy

  • Post-polio syndrome




Is Aquatic Exercise Right For Me?

  • Water provides a gentle way to exercise your joints, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Exercises done on land that cause joint stress can be done in water. Our therapists can help you perform the necessary strengthening exercises for your muscles to aid in protection of your joints. Common exercises are walking, step-ups, squats, leg kicks, bicycling and heel raises. These can all be performed in the water with improved comfort.


Do You Need To Know How To Swim To Benefit From Aquatic Therapy?

  • Not at all! Our pool is equipped with a lift chair, handrails around the perimeter, and a large level walking area to perform all necessary exercises. We have licensed therapists that can enter the pool with you and help with your therapy.

Do You Need A Prescription For Aquatic Therapy?

  • Yes. Under the direction of a licensed therapist, you will need to obtain a prescription from your physician. The therapist will complete an evaluation and design a program around your individual goals and treatment needs. At CPT we take Medicare, Medicaid, Workers' Compensation, and most private insurances. Call our office with any specific questions regarding physical or aquatic therapy benefits. 

How Do I Progress Out Of Pool Based Exercise?

  • Exercising in the pool is a great first step for initiating any exercise program. Our licensed therapists will design a program based on your rehabilitation goals and will work on transitioning you to higher level exercises in the pool, or graduating you to a land based program.

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