What is aquatic therapy?
Aquatic Therapy uses water’s natural therapeutic properties; buoyancy, resistance and warmth, to create a gentler environment for exercise. Patients of any age or condition can benefit from exercise in the water. It can be used independently or in conjunction with a land therapy based program. Patient are typically seen for six to eight visits in the water. Our goal is to help establish a beneficial independent program to be continued following the completion of the sessions.
Aquatic Therapy Benefits
- One-on-one care from a licensed physical therapist in the water
- Gently builds strength and muscle tone
- Increases blood circulation
- Improves range of motion
- Decreases joint stress
- Reduces pain
- Minimizes swelling
- Delivers better joint position awareness
- Develops core strength
Appointment Day Expectations
- Arrive at the Hilton pool 15 minutes prior to your appointment in order to change; changing facilities available at the pool
- Appointment length: approx. 45 minutes
- Pool depth: three to five feet
- Pool temperature: 90° F
- No need to be able to swim, but comfort in and near water is a must.
What to bring to the pool
- Bathing suit or any non-white gym shorts and T-shirt
- Dry clothes for after your session
- Optional: non-slip water shoes
3900 American Blvd. West Bloomington, MN 55437 (Across from TRIA Orthopaedic Center on I-494 & France Ave.)
For detailed directions, call 952-893-9500.
An initial assessment at TRIA (Bloomington) is done prior to your first session to determine if aquatic therapy is the right choice for you. For more information or to schedule an aquatic therapy appointment, call 952-806-5616
Aquatic Therapy Team