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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Fitness
  • Water Aerobics/Exercise
Membership Fees
  • Fee to participate in the Program :

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


All classes are held in the 22 x 63 ft. therapeutic pool at the Willmar Regional Treatment Center. The pool is kept at a temperature of 90-94 degrees Fahrenheit, with the 2-person Jacuzzi whirlpool at 100 degrees. The Aquatics Instructor/Physical Therapist Assistant is trained in water safety, lifeguarding and specialized aquatic exercise.

Program I - Rehab Aquatics
These sessions are designed to assist those in beginning strengthening and general mobility exercise programs. The exercises are designed and monitored by a registered Physical Therapist with assistance from the Aquatics Instructor.

Individuals who have experienced any of the following could benefit from this program:

  • Acute injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Low cardiopulmonary capacity
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Post-operative weakness
  • Head trauma
  • Joint replacement
  • Back injuries
Available times: 6:00 - 10:00 am Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday.
A physician referral is required.
Contact Rice Rehab for a Physical Therapy Evaluation prior to starting pool therapy.

Program II - Arthritis Aquatic
These group sessions, done under the supervision of the Aquatics Instructor,are designed to provide social interaction, a feeling of well-being and fun!

Exercises are designed for general strength and joint movement and overall conditioning, with benefits including:

  • Relaxation
  • Greater mobility
  • Muscle strengthening
  • Decreased pain
Class time: 10:00am - 11:00am, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays.
Class size varies.
No physician referral is necessary.
These classes are instructed by qualified aquatic therapy staff.