Water Therapy Warm and Welcoming in Pool
Almost everyone can benefit from aquatic therapy in a warm water pool … athletes healing from sports injuries, people with chronic back pain, disabling illnesses or injuries, and people suffering from chronic diseases such as arthritis, fibromyalgia or muscular dystrophy.
Avera St. Luke's Therapy Center offers the region’s largest warm water therapy pool within 200 miles, available to patients with a wide variety of diagnoses. This pool combines the benefits of warm water, gentle exercise with the assistance of a therapist, and decreased gravity to reduce pain and maximize a patient's physical abilities.
The benefits of aquatic exercise and therapy are appropriate for any age population, from the young to the young at heart, with numerous diagnoses including arthritis, low back and neck pain, balance problems, developmental delays, chronic pain, recovery after surgery, and many others. You don’t have to know how to swim to benefit from aquatic therapy.
About the Warm Water Pool
The water in the pool is 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 feet deep. A therapist accompanies the patient during treatment and ensures safety. Flotation devices are used in the shallow water to allow patients to lay completely supported on their backs or in a sitting position. Patients will find very quickly that this is a safe, comfortable environment for therapy, even if they are not overly comfortable around water. You don't need to know how to swim to benefit from warm water therapy.
Jets in the pool provide massage for a variety of conditions, as well as resistance for exercise. Water simply allows people to do things they would not be capable of doing on land.
Treatment modes will be available through group classes directed by experienced professionals or individual treatment plans directed by a licensed physical or occupational therapist, usually prescribed by a physician.
Find out more about warm water therapy in our new pool.
For more information about warm water therapy, call Avera St. Luke’s Therapy Center, located in Aberdeen, SD, at 805 First Avenue SE, at 605-622-5878.