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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Fitness
  • Water Aerobics/Exercise
Adaptive Equipment
  • Adaptive equipment available

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


The Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program (AFAP) is a water exercise program designed for people with arthritis and related conditions. Water exercise is especially good for people with arthritis, because it allows you to exercise without putting excess strain on your joints and muscles. The AFAP gives you the opportunity to do gentle activities in warm water, with guidance from a trained instructor. Although it is a nonclinical program (one that will not replace a prescribed regimen of therapeutic exercise), past participants have enjoyed some physical benefits such as decreased pain and stiffness.

Aquatic therapy at Fairview Fairview Rehabilitation Services offers aquatic therapy to people of all ages, children to older adults. Rehabilitation therapists with advanced training complete a one-to-one evaluation for each patient, and create a pool-based treatment program tailored to age, needs and abilities. Treatment may include: warm up and cool down exercises, stretching, strengthening and flexibility exercises, aerobic activities, sensory reeducation, developmental activities, positioning and movement techniques, relaxation and other pain management techniques, use of assistive and floatation devices, exercise equipment, Wheelchairs, lockers and towels are provided to patients as needed.