The aquatic program at Saint Joseph's Wellness & Rehabilitation Care offer a variety of activities to assist people with disabilities of all kinds. Individuals who would benefit from the aquatic therapy include those who have had a joint replacement or back surgery, those with neurological or cancer-related conditions and those with arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease or lymphedema.
Saint Joseph's specially trained therapists have developed unique programs to promote faster progression and earlier mobilization. The physical properties of water - buoyancy, hydrostatic pressure, viscosity and temperature - aid in decreasing weight on the spine and joints, assist or resist motion and produce relaxing effects.
Individuals who participate regularly in an aquatics program may experience many benefits, including increased ease of movement, increased coordination and balance, increased strength and endurance, improved walking skills, improved muscle tone, decreased edema, improved breathing capacity and general overall relaxation.
The wellness and rehabilitation center has two in-ground pools. Both are fully accessible by either hydraulic lift or stairs. The therapeutic pool has a temperature of 92 to 94 degrees and depths varying from 4 to 7 feet. The three-lane Olympic size pool is maintained at a temperature of 82 to 84 degrees and has depths varying from 3 feet 9 inches to 5 feet. The pools are also available at designated times for recreational purposes as part of Saint Joseph's wellness and fitness programs.
All staff is water safety trained. Swimming skills are not required for program participation.
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